2007, oil, 16 x 20.
The artist may want to consider a few changes to the composition to make this a better painting. The placement of the large tree on the left-hand side would be more effective if the tree didn’t run off the side of the canvas. The shadows should also be consistent across the composition, which means extending the shadows of the smaller plants. I would also suggest moving the horses to the right side of the composition—since the horses are the focal point of the composition, it would be more effective to place them off center.
About the Critic
Joyce Washor graduated from Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and also studied at the Woodstock School of Art, in Woodstock, New York. The author of Big Art, Small Canvas (North Light Books, Cincinnati, Ohio), Washor teaches at the Scottsdale Artists' School, in Arizona, and at the Woodstock School of Art. She is represented by Horizon Fine Art, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; The Crane Collection, in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts; and The Lawrence Gallery, in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, visit www.joycewashor.com and http://joycewashorsdailypaintings.blogspot.com.
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