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Rule of Thirds

Do you want to add some contemporary feel, tension and energy to your paintings and photographs?  Try the Rule of Thirds.  This technique is created by dividing your composition space into 9 squares by drawing an imaginary tic-tac-toe arrangement of 2 vertical and 2 horizontal lines.   It creates four crosshair places on the grid where the lines intersect.  Try placing the subject of your art on one of these crosshairs rather than in the exact middle of the picture.  As a result, you may tell a larger story in your piece beyond the central subject.  For example, using this technique, a small boat on a misty lake will add the conditions of the day to your overall picture’s story.  Florida Frame House has quite a number of artworks in our gallery that exhibit the Rule of Thirds.   Stop by our studio to learn more.