Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Removing Objects - Part 2

                            Wilson Chapel at Ocean Point

I have painted this chapel on Ocean Point numerous times, and always reported the fact that it was next to a large summer cottage.  I took great care to draw the complicated angles of the house next door.  The structure of the chapel was fairly easy to depict.  The problem, then, was always that the cottage began to assume the same importance as the chapel.

This time I decided to take my own advice and eliminate the cottage.  I also moved the foreground pine tree a bit closer to the entrance for compositional reasons. 

So let me reiterate:  Be willing to move or even eliminate anything that complicates the scene.

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