Winter Day Rock Channel
by Karl Terry, 2009, oil on board, 8 x 16.
Being in the middle of summer it can be hard to look at a winter scene, but this one is very appealing. The colors and the composition both work. There are two minor changes I would suggest. The first concerns the triangular object, which could be a bit lighter in value. To my eye it stands out a bit too much—even if it’s the center of interest. I’m not sure if it is part of the structure in the foreground or not. The second change I would make would be to eliminate the cut-off object (it appears to be a bird) at the left, just above the horizon.
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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