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.


drips of paint said...

Hi Carol

great design
great brushwork
great color harmony

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


Leslie Hawes 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