What draws me...


…is the composition with three rock masses.  The next rule to remember is the “Rule of Three”.  If you have an even numbered subject matter, the eye has a tendency to get involved dividing the shapes in half and being distracted with doing so.  With three, or an odd number, the eye cannot do that and will become more involved traveling through the painting.  Here, I can make some adjustments by enlarging that third, basalt-capped formation of Wilson Mountain that peeks out on the left.  In addition, a diagonal line is more captivating and compelling than a vertical or horizontal line.  The shadow that runs along the margin of the red rock is perfect, even as it broadens out toward the base of the Fin Formation.  That diagonal is repeated in the white Coconino formation, too.

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