Composition work.

Firelight #5. thinking about the scale of shapes.
Firelight #5. Thinking about the scale of shapes.

The composition was feeling pretty off so I thought I would look at what I could do to unite the two islands of warmth, the face and the hands. I decided that what I needed to do is pull them together with angles and geography – meaning make the figure hunch over a little closer to pull the pieces closer. This also meant I needed to work on the scale or proportional relationship between the two. I am actually oversize now on the hands but that’s what ‘working’ on a painting is all about.


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