Three Pines by Jo-Ann Sanborn
acrylic on canvas, 24"x36"
This painting is deceptively simple in it's composition. It's a series of verticals and horozontals that work together. You enter this painting at the bottom, where a strong, diagonal light drags you in. You follow that up the edge of the painting, with the trunks of the pines reinforcing your eye movement upward. The diagonal of the brush in the backgroud supports this movement.
Once you get to the top, your eye enjoys a delightful dance among the branches. Unlike much of the country, where the light from the sky sits on top of objects, many trees in Florida are more open and with just a little breeze the light can dance deep into their centers.
Then your eye will slowly follow the branches with a slight downward slope back down the trunks, and you can start all over again. Work for you?