Friday, March 02, 2007


Breaking down the composition of my paintings into thirds is a guideline I follow almost instinctively. Here's an example. Had the lighthouse been in the center and the horizon in the middle, this painting would not be nearly as interesting. Since I feature the rocks instead of the sky, the horizon was painted high on the painting. If I was going to feature some clouds I would have moved my horizon line to the lower third of the canvas. It doesn't always hold true but it's a good guideline to be aware of when composing your painting or photograph.
View more of my lighthouse paintings

1 comment:

Joseph Miller said...

I really like this painting. While the compositional arrangement definitely makes it work, I also think that the clarity of the painting is amazing. It really takes me to that place.

Thanks for creating it!