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Old 05-28-2019, 07:09 PM
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Re: newbie struggling with composition.

hey, kz, old thread now and i see you haven't been on line here for a couple of months, but i was bored and had some time to fiddle with your composition ... showing you color and a greyscale version of my pretty brutal wiping out of items ... try to envision the wiped out rows on the left as green spaces (or calmed plantings) vs the empty dirt look that it's got [the greyscale makes that an easier thing to imagine].
and - don't be discouraged, you really did a valiant bunch of things with your painting, it's really amazing actually - my favorite part is the seating area and stone wall in the foreground - i wish there was a bit more of it showing and i would totally eat there, even if it meant hauling eats from the house.

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Old 07-07-2019, 11:24 AM
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Re: newbie struggling with composition.

I found the composition "interesting." Many of the suggestions given are valid from each ones point of view, consider them that. It all depends on what you want to accomplish with your work. For example, a "busy" piece, with a lot of little focal points or centers of interest, are perfect for display in waiting rooms and places where people tend to be bored! This is because they can look for a long time at your painting, and still "discover" things they didn't see. This helps pass the time in an interesting way, and fulfills a valid purpose for a painting. It's like "Easter eggs" hidden in media. (See, "Easter egg (media)" on Wikipedia.) So, don't be displeased with your result. Think of the end use, and create for that. Or, create and find the right end use. Carry on!

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Old 07-10-2019, 07:55 AM
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Re: newbie struggling with composition.

You have a good painting and each painting created represents an experience. Vacations are experiences. Some vacations simply turn out better than others. If you believe your painting is to busy, paint less on your next canvas. You might try setting up a still life then painting that. Make it a simple vacation, see if that helps.
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:04 AM
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Lightbulb Re: newbie struggling with composition.

Originally Posted by A crylic
...If you believe your painting is to busy, paint less on your next canvas. ...
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