The Composition #4

“The elements of composition embrace the whole creative process.” The Art of the Artist – Composition – by Fletcher Martin   The COMPOSITION #4 One way to create a sense of space and depth in a composition is to identify the following areas:  Foreground, Middleground and Background.  This is a component of perspective that came […]

The Composition #3

“The elements of composition embrace the whole creative process.” The Art of the Artist – Composition – by Fletcher Martin The COMPOSITION #3 Simplification of the subject can be a helpful tool in communicating through painting.   What does it mean to “simplify”?  A definition from Webster’s: SIMPLIFY – “to reduce to basic essentials ; to […]

The Composition #2

“The elements of composition embrace the whole creative process.” The Art of the Artist – Composition – by Fletcher Martin The COMPOSITION #2 Design as part of a composition can help orchestrate the page and create balance.   Here are a couple of definitions from Webster’s on Design. DESIGN – “To conceive and plan out in […]

The Composition #1

Deciding on a composition can be challenging and frustrating.  In my view it’s also one of the fundamental pieces to creating a grounded work of art. “The elements of composition embrace the whole creative process.” The Art of the Artist  – Composition – by Fletcher Martin The COMPOSITION Over the next weeks I will attempt […]