Friday, March 26, 2010


Acrylic  6"x8"  Canvas Board 

What appealed to me as I was snapping photos of this scene on Isle au Haut in Maine, was the way the rocks converge toward the base of the trees. This introduces a type of radial balance into the composition which is not a real common arrangement in art. Personally, I think I'm most comfortable with informal, asymmetrical balance in my compositions. I like to play around with larger vs. smaller shapes, bright vs. neutral colors, dark vs. light values, and simple vs. complex areas in the painting, all somewhat loosley arranged like nature itself.

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