Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Sunflower in Oil

I worked on an oil painting today. I thought some of you might like to learn about what makes a painting good, so below are a few comments about how I designed this particular piece.

About composition: It is good to have a part of the picture
touching the sides of your painting; this anchors it.


The design of the negative space is just as important as the positive. In this painting, the negative space would be the dark part, and the positive is the flower. It's important to make sure your negative spaces are different shapes, and that those shapes are interesting. How'd I do? (Check the one below)


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