I most certainly do!!!

After concept (What is this image about? What do I want to say? Why am I moved by this?),
composition (or 'design') is the most important thing on the list of 7
(concept, compo, drawing, values (tones), edges, brushwork, color)(not all relevant to photog).

There are some basic rules (eg don't center the subject, pay attention to the corners of the image space, beware of cutting things off at the wrong point, etc. (listed in most books about compostion). - that should become pretty much second nature),

and the idea of dividing the picture space into thirds and siting important things on one of those intersections, etc. (again, listed in most books on composition - I should think most photography manuals have a good section on this/composition in general).

BUT, the real big things are:

1)  to have interesting shapes arranged in an interesting way (and most usually avoid repetition/repetitive elements unless you're SURE you want them)

2) consider the light/dark pattern (in Japanese the 'NOTAN').

Painting and photography are above all studies of light... ...and there are no 'rules' - they are only the struts on the launch ramp! guidelines maybe?

This, in fact, means that the important aspect of a representational image is the abstract aspect - all images are abstract art!!!


Summer in St Tropez

Summer in St Tropez, huile sur panneau, 40 x 50 cm


Bateaux comme métaphores? Entre temps, si on mangeait une part de tarte Tropézienne?



 Je travaille sur un tableau - qui me passionne - et que j'ai intitulé (  pop ;)   ) "Summer in St Tropez" (titre d'un morceau de Pink Floyd sur le disque 'Meddle' qui comprend 'Echoes')...

Ships, a tower, people in silhouette, far away, very hot

...en faisant des constructions après coup je dirais "remarque comment les radômes des bateaux font écho à la tour... ...et comment je continue d'explorer le thème de rester vs partir"... m'enfin, là c'est facile ;)

"There’s a method to his madness." Shakespeare



Boat Shed, oil on board, 40 x 60 cm

Those memories come back to haunt me (Springsteen,The River) , oil on board, 50 x 60 cm

Church By the Sea, oil on board, 40 x 60 cm

Farm Buildings, oil on board, 40 x 60 cm


3 wipers

3 qui n'ont pas marché, à 'essuyer' donc - je les montre de loin - plus on est loin, moins nuls ils paraissent (j'éspère!) :(