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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Using a High Horizon Line in a Horizontal Composition




I was back to the Mary Todd Beam book "Celebrate Your Creative Self" and did this project from the chapter on composition.  This particular project is using a high horizon line in a horizontal composition.  In the first example from today the horizon line should be higher.  I think the lower painting more successfully used a high horizon line.  I did both paintings on illustration board with acrylic paint.

4 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Gorgeous colors and a painted desert feel, Barb.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Barb, I love both of these, I am sure you know why! I do understand why you said the top one's horizon is too low, but having said that I have to say that one is my fav!

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, AutumnLeaves - I guess it does look like a painted desert.

Barb Sailor said...

Susan - I think the top is my favorite also - it was the second one ... maybe practice from the first helped even the horizone line is too low! :(