Braitman Studio's 2015 Summer Art Exercises: #2 DECEIT
This week we will focus on the second of the “Seven Ds:” DECEIT. As artists, we are constantly deceiving the viewers to distinguish trees, flowers and barns when in reality all they are looking at is paint. The oddity is the more hard edges we put in our paintings, the more elementary and cut out our can paintings appear. Instead, we want to employ the idea of periphery vision to our paintings. The more edges we lose away from our subjects, the more believable the paintings will become. Take a look at one of your paintings that you have in progress. Find a few hard edges that are not near your subject and lose them. It is amazing how the deception of losing edges instead of finding them helps with both the believability of the entire painting and controls the eye movement in the painting!