My recent thought journey for Sheriff Hill's Dream Portrait:
I will use a vertical composition to represent a feeling that life is an uphill battle of choices along it's path. The young people in the car will be facing toward their future but hesitating at a crossroad. One will be pointing to the direction of a course of actions that will lead toward a "positive "future with images representing education, and enjoying life. The other will be pointing towards another path which leads to images representing a"negative" future.The "positive" side will have brightly colored imagery while the "negative" side will use dulled, somber tones.The focal point of the composition will be a map that the third traveler is holding. It will be drawn in an exaggerated manner so as to draw the eye to it's promise of sure direction with the young man's finger expressively pointing to it.
So now the idea for the composition feels "just right". This weekend I will buy the canvas and draw the figures and the layout of LIFE!
This is going to be so much fun! It's my hope that it can be a really positive message to many!