design

Why Have a Dominant Shape

When we look at a scene regardless if it is from life or from a photo it is not easy to pick only 1 focal point.  I like to focus on a dominant shape and bring more emphasis and clarity for the viewer. I hope this will help you narrow down complex scenes in nature or in your photos.

In this short video, I will explain this concept on my own painting. 

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[video] How much detail is too much?

When it comes to detail there is no rule book. I am leaning more toward poetry which makes me a painterly painter. I do think there is, such thing as, too much detail in a painting.  In this video post I will show you how I translated a photo reference which had a lot of detail into a simplified painting. 

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