By |2020-06-07T10:52:02-05:00June 7th, 2020|Categories: Art Challenge 2020|

June 2020 – STUDYING COMPOSITION: Armatures: The O or U (or a tunnel, which open top to bottom.) The reason for this composition is to frame a point of interest, or create a tunnel leading the eye INTO THE DEPTHS of the scene. This composition keeps the viewers attention TRAPPED within the confined opening, making even a small center of interest seem important. The opening itself should be an interesting shape, and the focal point within the opening should be located off-center, dividing the shape creatively. The frame of the the O or U shape needs to touch at least three sides of the canvas1 There are two types of O compositional schemes. One uses the O as a framing device for the center of interest, as in Ian Robert’s LateSummer in the Pays de Sault (below). The larger hay bale in the [...]

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