Editing a photo for the purpose of painting.
How I approach the composition of a studio painting.
|This is the original photo. I've composed a this picture so there is a sense of balance. The large mass on the right is balanced by the clutter on the left. I am attracted to the soft flowing forms of nature contrasted by the rigid man-made forms.|
|I've begun to edit out some of the unnecessary passages using Photoshop. Anything which I feel distracts from the basic composition I paint out.|
|"Spring afternoon" 6"x8" oil on canvas panel|