Composition In Art 4
Apr 5, 2018
Part 4: The Tyranny Of The, Rule Of Thirds
As I discussed on the last posts, placing the area of interest in the centre of the painting is boring and hence the rule of thirds was devised to encourage the artists to place the focal point off centre. However not all images lend themselves to fit this mould. This watercolour painting of mine Exquisite is a case in point. I have created various scenarios trying to fit the focal spot, (the centre of the flower) at each of the four sweet spots. In my opinion none of them work. So in this instance you just feel free to break the rule. (The dark circles on the images refer to the sweet spots.)
Trying to fit the image on the left upper sweet spot
Fitting it to the right upper sweet spot
Fitting it to the left lower sweet spot
Finally to the right lower sweet spot
Entire flower at the right lower sweet spot
I believe the best scenario is the one I chose, which is.
Do you agree with this choice? Would appreciate your views.