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The Eye Loves Repetition

"The eye loves repetition, but does not want to be bored. It likes familiarity, but needs surprises" Edith Bergstrom
Using repetition in the design of a painting is much like including the drum beat in a musical composition. It can drive and move the piece. With the addition of some variations it can really be pleasing to look at.

I planned this painting using the repetition of three identical teacups filled with tea (Constant Comment... one of my favorites!)

The variation, of course, is in the differing variations of placement in the teaspoons. If you are having trouble thinking of a good composition for your next painting, try out this concept.

And have fun playing with your pastels!