Friday, January 16, 2009

Another Portrait

Oil on Panel

I'm really into this format - widescreen!

I've been reading a useful book: The Simple Secret to Better Painting: How to immediately improve your art with this one rule of composition by Greg Albert.

The rule is short and sweet: Never make any two intervals the same. The rule refers to composition, value, marks, everything - and is incredibly effective. It has really made me think about what I do (I've been doing a lot of thinking lately), and has helped me solve some of the issues I've been scratching my head over in my work.

1 comment:

marybullock2 said...

HI Shelley:
Love the portrait, good placement and I love the umber color scheme. Thanks for revealing the secret too! It is a great piece of advice.
The Figurative Realm of Mary Bullock