This was my submission for Girls Just Wanna Paint this month, and the topic was The Golden Mean. You can read about what that is HERE. It's a way to make sense of why we place things where we do and how it's got a mathematical reason.
Or something. God help me. I either choose my compositions intuitively, or use a grid, with 2 vertical sections and 2 horizontal sections, and aim the focal point somewhere at one of the 4 intersections, but MOSTLY I try different sketches and find what one looks the best to me.
This scene is from an image I took while on Cuttyhunk, a magical week. Lonely house, gorgeous view, endearing path down to the beach. Or up to the house, depending.
I love the solitude implied in this scene. NOT loneliness, just the wonderful ability to feel the smallness of us verses the bigness of the Universe. Of God. Of everything 'not-us'. And how that is all OK, it's how it's supposed to be, and it just feels right. it's much less than it would be framed, in a show, and also it will cost me much more than $10 to ship it, and that's a gift from me.Pin It