Tuesday, 28 June 2011


We are often being told that the composition on the thirds has the most impact and I have always tried to think about this when doing my drawings for the flower paintings. Also the advantage of having an uneven number of elements. Just recently, however, I find myself painting groups of flowers where the finished work does not conform to these two basic rules.
I suppose that all rules are made to be broken from time to time, and the more experienced one becomes, the easier it is to get away with it. I would be please to hear what you think about the composition of the paintings below, where most of the flower interest is in the top half of the painting. Maybe its just that tall blooms lend themselves to this type of composition.

1 comment:

  1. I think they all work pretty well. Rules (at least in painting!) are meant to be broken. Why not? Maybe the top and bottom flowers would be better with slightly stronger contrast.