Watercolor Critique: "Taylor Road Barn"

Taylor Road Barn
2007, watercolor, 15 x 22.

This week, Joyce Washor looks at a watercolor painting by one of our readers and suggests varying the edges to add a sense of distance to the painting.

The artist has done a remarkable job on this painting. The washes are clean and the design is very pleasing. I would suggest a variation in the edges. The trees in the background could be lighter in value and the edges softer. Both of these things would add to the sense of distance and also give even more emphasis to the barn as the center of interest.

About the Critic
Joyce Washor
graduated from Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and also studied at the Woodstock School of Art, in Woodstock, New York. The author of Big Art, Small Canvas (North Light Books, Cincinnati, Ohio), Washor teaches at the Scottsdale Artists' School, in Arizona, and the Woodstock School of Art. She is represented by Horizon Fine Art, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; The Crane Collection, in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts; and The Lawrence Gallery, in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, visit www.joycewashor.com and http://joycewashorsdailypaintings.blogspot.com.

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