Thursday, September 17, 2015

Breaking the Lines

                                   The Clark Cottage

A straight, unbroken line is boring.  I look for ways to interrupt the line to provide variety and create a shape that interlocks with its surroundings.

For example, look at the top and bottom of the tree shape.  The top line is broken by popping up some trees and varying the intervals between them.  If it were a straight line, it would also create a sky shape that is a triangle.

The bottom of the treeline is broken by the houses which also avoid forming a straight line. 
The houses themselves break both at the top and especially at the bottom where the largest cottage protrudes from the rest.

Also study the rocks and you'll see that I broke lines there also.

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