Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The "L" Shape

Squint your eyes and you will see several "L" shapes in this painting of a feed store near Kimmswick, Missouri.  The light values of the buildings form an "L".  So do the background trees on the left.  And the sky that leaks into the feed store forms another "L". 

People wonder why Motif #1 in Rockport, Massachusetts is so named.  It's because the building is a natural "L" shape, making it an easy compositional choice.

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