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Myths About Being an Artist: Art Myth No.3: Every Painting Must be Perfect

Myths About Being an Artist: Art Myth No.3: Every Painting Must be Perfect

Painting an apple in an expressive style - Photo © 2009 Marion Boddy-Evans. Licensed to About.com, Inc.

Painting an apple in an expressive style - Photo © 2009 Marion Boddy-Evans. Licensed to About.com, Inc.

Famous paintings Impression Sunrise by Monet 1872 - Photo by Buyenlarge/Getty Images

Famous paintings Impression Sunrise by Monet 1872 - Photo by Buyenlarge/Getty Images

Types of Clouds and How to Paint Them! could be very beneficial if I ever feel the need to paint a landscape!

Types of Clouds and How to Paint Them! could be very beneficial if I ever feel the need to paint a landscape!

Symmetrical Balance Creates Harmony...Having a symmetrical arrangement adds a sense of calm, whereas an asymmetrical arrangement creates a sense of unease, imbalance...Take a look at the background, analyzing the dominant colors. You'll see it forms horizontal bands, which I've shown in red on the photo. The varying widths of these bands add visual interest to the composition, it's a change of rhythm, but it's gentle.

Symmetrical Balance Creates Harmony...Having a symmetrical arrangement adds a sense of calm, whereas an asymmetrical arrangement creates a sense of unease, imbalance...Take a look at the background, analyzing the dominant colors. You'll see it forms horizontal bands, which I've shown in red on the photo. The varying widths of these bands add visual interest to the composition, it's a change of rhythm, but it's gentle.

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