Beauty in Simplicity

"The ear is actually a sense inferior to the eye. The hearing can only grasp a single sound at a time, whereas the sight takes in everything and simultaneously simplifies it at will." 
-Paul Gauguin
Sometimes simplicity is our greatest ally. Decomposing a picture down to the focal points provides increased emphasis on the subject. Though not always the right decision for a painting, it can pay off! It's important to listen to your inner artist and let it guide you. Don't feel like you have to make every painting complex in order to produce "artwork." There is beauty in simplicity.
This painting of a Common Cardinal Grosbeak scored 100 in Professional Photographers of America's International Photographic Competition.
Hand painted using a Wacom Intuos Pro medium tablet and the Wacom Art Pen.

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