Painting of the Week

Painting Tip this Week – Alien Invasion

funny shapes and symmetry

Funny Shapes & Symmetry

If you got the giggles looking at this photograph, you are not alone. I dreamt about these beautiful untrimmed palm trees in Palm Springs and went back the next day to photograph them. The shadows were not the same and everything was different. Instead of admiring them, their monstrous shapes spooked me. What do you think the third palm tree is saying?

Artists curate shapes. Many times shapes line up together creating something unintended and off message. This is important. The proportions and symmetry of the Palms gave them a goofy figurative look. Perhaps overlapping something or changing the direction of the light would eliminate the issue. When this happen, not if this happens, decide what is best before proceeding.







Building Your Center of Interest

It’s not too late to sign up for my upcoming online class, designed to help you to see and play with art elements. Composition is your key to communication. Sign up today!

You will have online help as we practice a variety of ways to make your paintings work!

It is three Wednesdays, March 17, 24, & 31st from 10:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00pm – 3:00pm.



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