Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Breaking the rules.

One rule that artists are taught is to never center your focal area.  
Use the "rule of thirds" instead.  
But have you also heard that rules were meant to be broken?

"Last Chance" by Valerie Craig, oil 10x8
See her website HERE.

This little gem won the "Best Plein Air" prize in the Oct/Nov 2013 contest sponsored by OutdoorPainter, The Home of Plein Air Magazine.  Well done, Ms. Craig!  The depth created in this little piece is tremendous.  The gray is alive with all of the warmer colors touched into it.  Just terrific.

Come paint Venice, Montreal, Maine, Charleston, and Magnolia Plantation with me in 2014!
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