Thursday, January 13, 2011

Incidents Along the Edge

In this small painting, study the edges of the awning and you'll see that they are not perfectly straight lines.  Some students believe that the straight edge is to be desired, but the seasoned painter looks for ways to interrupt the monotony of a line.  Ed Whitney described this as "avoidance of monotony en route".  It's a subtle consideration but serves to provide a more interesting, if not exciting, shape. 

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