Saturday, September 25, 2010

"Water Garden at Kanapaha"

"Water Garden at Kanapaha" - Oil - 11" x 14"

"Kanapaha Gardens in Gainesville, Florida is rewarding to locals and visitors alike, even on an overcast day as this one was. Its lush plantings near the stream on the west end of the gardens offered pattern and color." --- SFG


This is a "pattern" composition. Though you can find a focal point in the white flowers against the shadowed water and stone, they are not strong enough to carry the load. Sometimes, when you don't see a very dominant point of interest in your subject, the painting will still be successful if you emphasize patterns and texture throughout it.

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