Christina Tarkoff Oil Paintings

Painting the People & Places of Philadelphia & Beyond

Ready for paint!

Christina Tarkoff
  "Dilworth Splash," pencil sketch on canvas, 18x24, work in progress

"Dilworth Splash," pencil sketch on canvas, 18x24, work in progress

Dilworth Splash!

I played and played with the composition for "Dilworth Splash."

A few days ago I finally committed to proceed with the composition you see above. I do most of my experimenting with sketches, cuz for me, COMPOSITION IS KING.

When deciding on my composition, I consider these factors:

  • What action each character is doing
  • How each character interacts in relation to the overall scene
  • How each character interacts with each other
  • Is the background setting meaningful to the characters
  • Is the background setting colorful and interesting to the viewer
  • and most importantly;
  • Do I love this "work in progress" enough to spend the next month or two of my life dedicated to it!

I hope you like the start to "Dilworth Splash." I will post work-in-progress photos on my FB Page and IG account.