Evaluate the Composition While the Painting is Upside Down


At this point in the progress of the Sunflower original painting I evaluate the composition while the canvas is upside down. Compositional flaws will be quite obvious from this perspective. The upside down view shows me that the upper left portion of this painting is too light, and the diagonal lines of the leaves draw your eyes off the canvas at the corner. Otherwise, the rest of the composition is quite comfortable at this point.

More tomorrow,

Gail Niebrugge, Art of Alaska

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  1. Sunflowers do so embody happy summer feelings… It has been fascinating seeing the progress on this painting along with your descriptions – thank you for the journey!

  2. Thanks Dorothea!

    And thanks for reading the blog.


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