Ashley Pond Los Alamos Expanded Dynamic Symmetry

12x16 Aspect Ratio 4:3

"En plein air" during the Los Alamos Paint Out sponsored by the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico in Aug 2023. This pond in the middle of town was named after a prominent resident of Los Alamos. Painting at the edge of the pond was delightful. Cool breezes could be felt off the pond even during 90 degree weather. (Of course, there was a pavilion for cover).
Armature: I used a 4:3 Dynamic Symmetry Armature for the design. Sinister Diagonal: Main diagonal from the upper left corner to the lower right corner. The main cliff in the painting follows this line. Baroque Diagonal (uplifting): Main diagonal from the lower left corner to the upper right corner, leading the eye up to the main tree on the other side of the pond, a focal point. Horizon line: Horizontal line through the lower intersections of the main diagonals with their reciprocals (lines perpendicular to the main diagonals).
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