Monday, April 20, 2009
Chatter & Photos
These photos are of the flowers behind my room which is an addition to the original brick house. The delicate petals of the iris are so lovely set atop the sturdy stalks.
I have been studying the principles and elements of composition and design. I wish I could say I'm getting a handle on it but my mind right now is a lot like a cauldron with all the ingredients, bubbling and stirring around.
One of the purposes behind the April Paint Along at Painting Friends art group is to discuss composition. I have to remember that the Principles are applied to the Elements. I find it difficult to formulate in words so am taking it point by point and diagramming on a photo of the painting and will post that at the art group. The painting can be seen here.
Another thing that happened this weekend is my 21" monitor quit working, or at least the switch did. So now I am using a 15" monitor that is not giving me true color. If I lightened the screen then what is posted is too light on other monitors. So on my monitor everything looks dark. Hopefully, on yours, the paintings and photos are right.