It's a small work in coloured pencil - size 7" x 5" on Arches Hot Press paper. (I'm totally devoted to their blocks of HP paper, they're just so easy to work on - but I digress.....).
Anyway, I showed it to my best painting buddies on Sunday night - you know, the ones who'll always "tell it like it is" - no happy clappies or shirking allowed!
And back came the comment - as I should have known - from one of them.............
"I like them, but I'm having that "where is the focal point" thing going on"
And yesterday I was pondering what to do, again with the help of buddies..............
- Can the work be rescued - can a focal point be created?
- Would the best (and possibly quickest?) option be to mark this one down to learning and get on and do another one with a better composition?
- How do you create a focal point in a string of scallions? (Which is where I started on Saturday!)
- Can you have a painting which has form and pattern and no focal point - and it works?
I was sort of hoping that writing all of this down might give me the answer - I'm leaning more towards starting again but I'm still well and truly stuck on how to get a focal point into this - or do I just go for a macro form and pattern option - with no specific focal point?
So, OK - I'm now open for a bit of extra input - what do you think?
art , coloured pencils , painting , small artwork , small works