Monday, January 21, 2013

Breaking the Line

When composing a scene which has a lot of rectangles and straight unbroken lines, I always look for ways to break the lines. In this scene of a warehouse in Eastpoint, I "borrowed" an old rusty barrel in which trash was being burned and put it in my painting. The barrel and the smoke serve the dual purpose of breaking the line of the bottom of the building as well as the cast shadow of the building. The roofline actually had the electrical post in the middle of the roof where the cast shadow is. I moved that to break the line of the roof, and stop the roofline from pointing off the page. Its cast shadow points back into the painting, too.

Happy Martin Luther King Day and Happy Inauguration Day!

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