Friday, November 19, 2010

Grand Opening of my New Studio

Busy fall. I've opened a second studio at Artists Attic, at Victorian Square, 4th floor, 401 W. Main Street, Lexington, KY. Gallery Hop is tonight from 5 - 8. Come see my new space. I'll also continue to work in my home studio - knowing where my latest art supplies and reference photos are located is good practice for the brain.

Compositional challenges are also good practice for the brain. Here are 2 new pastels from Shaker Village.

The first one "Shaker Home Fall" is a more traditional composition with the point of interest in the top 1/3 of the picture plane, however the house is facing out of the picture plane. So I decided to try another approach.

My second drawing is "Shaker Home with White Fence." This composition is unusual because I allowed the fence to run diagonally through the picture plane, dividing the image but allowing the house to face into the picture. This scene is what I actually observed and decided to see if it would work as a dynamic composition. Sometimes it is necessary to break the usual compositional rules and try something that may or may not work. 

What do you think? Which image do you like better. 

Both pieces will be on view at my new studio in Artists Attic.
Come down tonight for Gallery Hop and check it out.

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