Thursday, June 21, 2007

"Hide & Seek" --- SOLD



I remember vividly playing hide and seek as a kid, and this set-up reminded me of it. My favorite part is the apple on the right. There's something about it...

I was doing some research yesterday, for my workshops, about the rule of thirds vs. the golden section. They're actually a bit different, but most art books/sites talk about them as if they were the same. I would appreciate any insight on this from other artists. Personally I think they're close enough, and art loose enough, for it not to matter much, but it's interesting nonetheless.

3 comments:

drips of paint said...

Hi Carol

great design
great brushwork
great color harmony

Have I miss out anything....
oh yes... great painting

tim

Leslie said...

My trusty dictionary says:

golden section: In esthetics, the division of a line or figure so that the smaller length is to the larger as the larger is to the whole, roughly a ratio of 3 to 5.

rule of three: The rule for finding one of the four terms of a proportion when three terms are given. It states that the product of the second and third terms is equal to the product of the first and fourth terms of a proportion: sometimes called proportion.

I have yet to meet a client that takes me to task on my adherence to golden section or rule of three guidelines. They usually say, "Oh, I like that!"

And the first time I read the definition of golden section, my head almost fell off. I wouldn't know where to begin to follow that rule!

Thanks for the beautiful paintings.

I have lived in Austin and Bastrop. Great area.

Karen Appleton said...

I have a book on the artist Gustave Caillebotte which explains his very interesting and indepth use of the Golden Section. Especially in his painting 'Paris Street; Rainy Day'. He divided, and sub-divided and sub-divided this canvas into multiple Golden Sections and every point of each rectangle is used to place a head or foot or building. It is really facinating. This is a link to the painting http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/eurptg/citi/object?ID=20684&collcatid=10
Karen