Tuesday, October 9, 2012


"Unexpected"     16 x 20, oil on birch panel
I have been thinking a lot about composition lately. A strong composition will draw my attention from across a room. Thinking alone isn't enough. I have also been reading Edgar Payne's book "Composition of Outdoor Painting."  All of Payne's notan illustrations of strong compositional designs leads to more thinking.

Sooner or later, though, thinking and reading lead to action. Cruciform design, colors inspired by fall. 

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Electric Cello. Unexpected.


SamArtDog said...

This painting is stunning! Love the rich colors in a such a primal design.

Ralph said...

I love the painting in all its simplicity. marvellous

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks, Sam and Ralph. Ooh, the colors vibrate.