Monday, April 16, 2012

Going Vertical

 I often forget to think like  a decorator.  And one format that painters tend to forget is the vertical.  Verticals emphasize the height of a room or fill a small wall space where a horizontal would be squeezed.

As a landscape painter, it is not always easy to design a vertical composition.  But if you look for tall subjects within a landscape, you can narrow the scope of your painting.  Case in point:  a waterfall!

Also notice the "S" curve formed by the light shapes.

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