Wednesday, November 27, 2013

when in doubt, leave it out

Simply simplify.
Trying to say more with less is probably the hardest thing to do. This painting was done on location with the goal of staying true to my concept and reducing the subject to only the bare minimal.  Below is a photo of the location. Did I really need the picnic table, the rock, the branches or the extra trees to make the mood?

Happy Thanksgiving!

3 comments:

Liz Steinglass said...

Nope. Apparently you didn't need them. That's an interesting rule of thumb. I'll try it.
Happy Thanksgiving!

loriann signori said...

Hi Liz! I think the rule will work similarly with poetry. Happy thanksgiving!

Maggie Latham said...

Hi Loriann..Happy Thanksgiving. It's a gift to know what to leave out and what to put in....that and your years of painting experience. I'm really loving all of your posts of late....super colors!