Thursday, July 12, 2007

Sunflowers #2

6x6" oil on masonite panel
It is like my brain sees in zoom lens only....I try to paint the whole still life...but I always seem to super crop it when I sketch it out. Zeroing in on what drew me to the scene in the first place. I wonder what would happen if I put the vase on the other side of the room? Would I still zoom in? I bet I would :-)

2 comments:

Karen Mathison Schmidt said...

I'm a big fan of close-cropping! I think it makes for a much more interesting composition most times.

I love your pictures ... they help to remind me of those beautiful details which make up our day-to-day lives!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I'm a zoom lens person too. I also have to be careful about getting too close to the edges, since cropping even a millimeter of a small paintng (within a frame) can destroy the whole thing.
I love your work.