Plein air landscape by Ken Auster
Plein air landscape by Ken Auster

Painting Tip of the Day

“Spend more time understanding what you are trying to paint. Edit out anything that you cannot understand intellectually. Define the focal point — the hook, the thing that caught your eye. Build the painting around the focal point like a spider web. The closer you are to the focal point, the tighter the brushwork, and the further from the focal point, the looser it gets. All roads lead to the focal point; no jumping around the painting.” ~Ken Auster (1949-2016)

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