A painting series by Donna Willard-Moore
(These paintings will be on display at Downtown Cafe in Okato in January 2018.
Why oval shaped paintings?
Most of the art traditions work in rectangles with a few exceptions like “the tondo,”– round paintings or “fresco,”
which conforms to the shape of the ceiling it on.
However, looking out your eyes right now your looking through an oval not a rectangle - Your field of vision has no
corners. This changes the compositional field problems, but once your vision connects to the oval, the absence of the
corners is satisfying and intensifying.