16" x 20" oil on stretched canvas
$495.00 + $20.00 s/h
This is another piece from an afternoon that my husband and I spent at Eleven Mile Reservoir. In this one I used two of Edgar Payne's composition directives: S and Diagonal. If you start at the bottom right hand corner, I want your eye to follow the green grasses into the piece and follow the greens up and over to the reservoir bank then up the water's edge to the small cove in an S. From there you follow the banks, in another S, but I also lightened the grasses, so your eyes follow the lighter value across the far shore to the small hill and up through the rain to the clouds, which are in the focal point area.
If you enter the painting from the top left, the clouds and mountain top will send you diagonally across the piece to the small hill and up through the rain to the clouds in the upper right hand focal point. Then, more diagonals in the clouds will allow your eyes to dance back into the piece and continuously move around. At least, that was my plan!