- This is a great demonstration of one-point perspective. Notice how the lines of the path converge towards a vanishing point in the distance. This may not be a complex painting in terms of perspective, but it’s one of those areas that need to be right.
- There are several subtle but important details: the house, the flowers, the highlights and shadows on the tree branches, stairs, and fence posts. These details don’t jump out at you; rather, they reveal themselves only after the painting has caught your attention. It’s a case of, the more you look, the more you see.
- Parts of the trees shoot up across the sky. This creates a link between the sky and land and also adds a point of sharp contrast (dark trees across the light sky).
- The line that separates the sky and land is a strong diagonal that anchors the painting. It also creates a perpendicular relationship with the other strong long: the path.
- The stairs and building and path are rigid and geometric. They play well against the surrounding organic landscape.
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