|10x10 oil on board in progress|
It struck me to be just like my diva theory, there can only be one diva in a painting. If the spotlight goes on another actress/actor, the diva will always throw a fit and the play/painting will fail.
I thought about this yesterday when working on my Chinocoteague paintings. The sky and the trees must be second if the reflection and the harmony with the deer is to be first.
As per a few requests, here is a detail of the deer.
PS His second don't is never to divide the space in half, make a low horizon or high horizon, never ever what I intentionally did- put the horizon in the center. Some rules are meant to be broken. I hope I get away with it.