Call me old fashioned, but I prefer a painting with a focal point of view. This BobBlast helps you determine where to place the focal point in your painting.
For me, the focal point is definitely considered in the overall design composition established at the beginning of the painting. I feel that a painting with no focal point wanders and spins around. My eye doesn't know where it is supposed to go.
The focal point can be designated by the composition, the color and at the point of the most contrast. In today's demo, I use the Golden Section composition (1/3 • 1/3 • 1/3) - it's a great place to start! I divide the painting into thirds… like a tic tac toe grid. Where the lines intersect easily show where to place your focal point. Choose only one focal point, not all four!
Also, before I begin the painting, I choose the color of the focal point area from my Goof-Proof Color Wheel. I follow the four colors for the entire painting from this wheel. I call it "goof-proof" because it works if I follow it! The color combinations are automatically predetermined by the spinner. Besides, the four color combinations are pleasing to me!
In my studio hangs a sign - FOCUS. Nice to be gently reminded for the painting too.
Watch the video - I work on two paintings - establishing the focal point and the color combo at the very beginning. Materials include Kilimanjaro watercolor paper and Holbein Artist Acrylic Paint in these colors to correspond to my Goof-Proof Color Wheel:
•Compose Blue #2
Enjoy the video - stay FOCUSED!
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