Last week, I visited the beautiful grounds surrounding Grey Towers enjoying everything from the blooms to the vistas. The grounds were composed of many different garden "rooms" each designed with a focal point. It was difficult to decide what area was my favorite or which one I would possibly choose as my inspiration for a painting.
While the view from the house was stellar, the view toward the house was equally as impressive.
And as I continued my walk through the formal gardens, I came upon my "focus". It was a bit of a surprise as it was an unexpected stone creature. It made me stop and smile.
Yes, it was a turkey. There is no doubt that the garden's creator chose this native bird for a reason. Yet I can't help but think that the choice was a bit of a departure from what was being displayed in other grand gardens of the time.
It reminded me of the importance to choose not just a focal point; but to choose a focus for a painting which is unexpected, a bit of a surprise, and a step away from the ordinary.
Now to get back in the studio and put this into practice.
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