Day 11 ~ Watching the Boats at Manarola

Here’s another experiment… Have you heard of the Fibonacci spiral, or the Golden spiral? I just happen to follow the Pic Monkey blog and the most recent post was The Golden Ratio : What You Need to Know to Make a Great Photo.

And what do I find while reading this article, but several ways of looking at your canvas differently than the rule of thirds.

So here is the golden spiral…

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I used this spiral today to paint this scene taken at Manarola, Italy…

 

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8″ x 10″ oil on linen

I have some more work to do on this painting, but can you tell what is in the center of the spiral? Did your eye go there first? Am I getting this right???

 

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