4x4" oil on clay board
An artist friend of mine has begun an new challenge blog so today I am posting a 4x4 oil painting done on clay board as a contribution to her blog. Studio Atelier is the name of Barb Benik's new blog and I invite you to take a look. For those of you who may not know Atelier is French for studio. It is never a bad idea for us to practice our craft from visuals that someone else has posted. It helps us to stretch; working on a subject we may not have thought to investigate! "Fountain Edge" was what I came up with from Barb's very much larger photo. I enjoyed the information Barb gave on handling elipses, but became more interested in the little gargoyle type creatures spitting out the water, so that was my focus. I included a bit of the shapes that were to the right, but kept my detail and strongest lights on the focus area. I may add a bit more light to the top left, but for today here it is...