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  • #19066
    Misty Huckstead
    Participant

    My husband and I were having dinner with some friends and we had a long discussion on this painting. My friend and I like it, our husbands think it lacks balance. I think she found it at a thrift store. I was wondering what others thought and from an artists eye what makes this a good/ bad painting?

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    #19124
    Scott Shulman
    Participant

    I’m no artist, but personally I agree with the husbands… I could be wrong, but I think the problem might be with a composition that doesn’t fit the intended focal point and some perspective errors. Anyway, probably better than I could do so who am I to judge?!

    #19572
    Adam Greenow
    Participant

    I agree. I think the problem is the eye is led out of the painting with nothing to lead it back in. I always think of the rule no 2 intervals should be the same. The boats get progressively smaller making it too uniform. Needs to be broken up perhaps.

    #19870
    Louis Plunkett
    Participant

    Hi Matt,

    Really enjoyed your master class on Isaac Levitan it was very informative,I hope you will do many more like this, its a great learning tool and gives inspiration !

    As to composition in dealing with landscapes: Creating and positioning dark, middle tone and light shapes and to juxtapose these shapes into a suitable composition.
    Could you say some words on that subject also any tips as how one would use photo-shop in arranging this shapes would be most welcome.

    All the best for now and once again thank you.
    Louis

    #19875
    Matthew
    Keymaster

    Hi Louis,

    I would love to answer your question in next Monday’s podcast.

    Thanks so much for your feedback. It means a lot.

    Matt

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