Next up on my list of things to do and practice could take me a while: dealing with edges, those wonderful areas in a painting where forms come together. This is definitely something I need to work on. When do you use a hard edge, and when do you use soft edges, particularly in landscape painting?
Just in time for this subject, is a blog retrospective from Stapleton Kearns. One of the earliest blogging artists, Stape has been in the blogosphere a while now, and is currently revisiting some of his favorite topics. He just happens to be reviewing edges as one of those topics. Here's a link:
Stapleton Kearns' blog
He has some interesting things to say about observing edges from life versus treating edges as part of your intentional design of a painting.
Hopefully edges won't prove to be this scary.