Simplicity in art is about paring away the extraneous to reveal the essence. And it’s in the very essence of things that we learn of the experience of heightened awareness. Mist rising off the frost on a bison’s back, a single swan glides silently through pastel fields. How to achieve simplicity? We can start with a neutral, empty or unfocused background. A shallow depth of field achieved through a large aperture opening can help achieve this. Simple background, simple subjects, simplicity.
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