Jul 5, 2014

Linda Fisler lesson #2


Great feedback on the black & white painting from Linda Fisler. Helped me focus on the depth of the piece, and how to make each layer of stone recede.  This 2nd challenge is to look at the photo and determine what kind of composition it is, using Edgar Payne’s book.  Also to look and see if it needs to be cropped or changed to improve the composition.  Since I had already changed the composition from the original photo by reducing the left side and moving the door off-center, I didn’t have more compositional changes.  Looks to me like either an “O” composition or a “Tunnel,” which Mr Payne indicates are often interchangeable.  I really focused on the colors and values for depth in the painting.  Did I get it?