So, my last post was about composition and how we oil painters (in particular) DO love to go on about it. In our art discussion group there have been sessions where we almost came to fisticuffs* over composition (oh, I am joking... no, I'm not). The best thing about knowing what you are supposed to do is realizing that those rules can be damned! In the painting above I have broken composition rules and (traditonal/representational) color rules too. Kitty Wallis was the first teacher I had to applaud a green sky. Green skies are really great.
*Fistycuffs is an expression used usually by Englishmen, meaning a fight, (and usually incorporating a lots of whooping, and saying "what?!")
Oil on 6x6 gessoed board