Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Magnolia without the blooms

Decided to crop this tree rather than paint the whole tree. After taking this home I noticed the horizon line is in the center. It's not like that can't work but is harder. I have seen it a lot in Winslow Homer's work.


  1. There's nothing wrong per se in a centered horizon line (that's often where it's at in your field of vision). Both your painting and Homer's have sufficient asymmetry elsewhere to compensate.

  2. Thank you John. I was wondering because my painting seemed fine, maybe not as good as Homer's.