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judyfilarecki
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PostSubject: Focal Point Focus   Focal Point Focus EmptyThu May 02, 2013 2:57 pm

I just finished writing an article about ways to enhance the focal point in your paintings. It looks mainly at landscape painting, but all of these concepts apply to any painting where you want to direct the viewer to the center of interest.

The topics include:

"The Rule of Thirds"

"Follow the Path"

"Lighting and Tonal Values"

"Focus and Detail" and

"Balance."

Rather than re-writing the whole thing here, I am giving you a direct link to the article. I hope you find it helpful and that it stimulates some new ideas as you paint.

http://www.squidoo.com/focal-point

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PostSubject: Re: Focal Point Focus   Focal Point Focus EmptyThu May 02, 2013 8:34 pm

Great tips. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Focal Point Focus   Focal Point Focus EmptyFri May 03, 2013 12:12 pm

Very nicely written article. Thanks for sharing.

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PostSubject: Re: Focal Point Focus   Focal Point Focus EmptyFri May 03, 2013 4:37 pm

Great article Judy! Thank you!

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PostSubject: Re: Focal Point Focus   Focal Point Focus EmptySat May 04, 2013 1:18 am

Thanks for taking the time to look at it. I hope that learning about landscape painting will find it helpful.

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PostSubject: Re: Focal Point Focus   Focal Point Focus EmptySat May 11, 2013 5:52 am

Super, Judy! When are you coming out with your own how to book?
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PostSubject: Re: Focal Point Focus   Focal Point Focus EmptySat May 11, 2013 8:47 pm

LOL!!! Razz

That's too much like work, Jan...I'm retired. I just enjoy writing once in a while when the spirit moves me. Writing for Squidoo is no pressure and the articles get pretty good exposure to the search engines so you feel like your efforts are worth it.

My true love is painting.

Glad you have all enjoyed it. Probably most of you know this all ready, but I figure there are a lot of people who visit this forum that might gain some new insight from the articles. I know I do.

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