Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Comparing Apples and Oranges

Comparing Apples and Oranges
6 x 6
Oil on Hardboard


I had a lot of fun playing with the composition of this piece.  I like how each corner is a different shape.  I just finished reading "The Simple Secret to Better Painting" by Greg Albert.  It was recommended by Carol Marine.  So here's the secret:  never make any two intervals--of distance, length, spacing, and dimensions of shapes, or the value ...the same.

I did a value check using my camera and the computer and I'm pleased with that.  As Greg says most of one value, some of another and a smidge of the third.  

Can't wait until tomorrow so I can paint again!

Here is how this painting might look framed.

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  1. Thanks for the tips Karla!! This composition looks beautiful! Love the colour combination.

  2. Beautiful colors here Karla. And thank you times a million for the Ira Glass segment. I was enjoying myself, browsing through your paintings, then suddenly I hear the great Mr. Glass talking to me. And I'm at a point in the new year, in my work, my life - that it could not have come at a better time. Thanks for the proverbial hug! :)

  3. Thanks Karen! I hope you will be able to find what you need to push through. Sometimes all we need is a good night's sleep and we are ready to push forward. I know, I get in those ruts too. Glad Mr. Glass could encourage you.


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