There are often many lines in one painting: soft natural flowing lines that move your eye around the scene, harder and sharper ones that define structure, bold vertical lines (maybe a tree or pole) near the edge of the picture plane to stop your eye from leaving the scene. Look for that last example and see how it kept you engaged a little longer; maybe long enough to feel what the artist is trying to communicate.
Lines can also be hidden in ways that are less obvious to the viewer. When you look at a figurative painting you aren't likely to think of a leg or arm as Line, but consider how the figure may be positioned so that your eye follows the line of gesture up and into the focal point.
In my previous blog I wrote about irregularity and variety in pattern; this one has been about lines and angles; stay tuned for another one coming soon...all intended to help you enjoy and create interesting and delightful art.
Thanks for reading!!