The Return is in Sight

It has taken a few YEARS, but Studio Atelier will be re-activated in a couple of months. We have moved from our home of over 30 years and are beginning to settle into our new place. It's going to take several weeks to get my studio set up, and believe me it's long overdue. I can't wait to get warmed up and painting on several pieces that have been in limbo for months.

I hope you are having fun with your art. I'll be back in September.

Current Painting Challenge


Saturday, February 27, 2010

March 2010 Challenge: Malibu Fountain

This challenge has closed.


This challenge is a study of how perspective can affect the geometry of a circle.  This can be a difficult subject, and I'm looking forward to your approaches on this.

"Malibu Fountain"

This photo was taken sometime in the mid-1980's and is located in the East Garden at the Getty Villa in Malibu.  I'm sure it looks different today.


When a round, flat object is viewed from directly overhead, it appears to be a circle.  If the eye level drops to the elevation of the flat object, the object appears to be a straight line or a level rectangle.  In between those two, the object appears to be an ellipse, or oval.  See figure below:

Since the photo is complex, feel free to edit out any information that you think might detract from your picture.

You will have about 3-1/2 weeks to create your interpretation of this challenge.  Remember to follow the "Rules of the Road" on the right.  Send me your images by March 25, and look for the next challenge on March 31. Thanks to everyone who participates.

Happy painting!

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