Thursday, June 19, 2008

Blog Store: Oklahoma Morning II

saratoga race track"Oklahoma Morning II", oil on canvas, 8"x10"

Light from a soft, back lit source illuminates this barn scene at the Oklahoma training track in Saratoga Springs, NY. At first glance, I was unsure of the composition of the big tree which dominates the picture plane. It seemed overpowering and divisive yet I felt compelled to leave it as is. When I calculated the mathematics (nothing even a bit intellectual, I assure you) the picture plane was divided via the golden proportion. Sometimes I just get lucky.

"The most pleasant and useful persons are those who leave some of the problems of the universe for God to worry about". - Don Marquis.

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