The Composition #9

“The elements of composition embrace the whole creative process.” The Art of the Artist – Composition – by Fletcher Martin   The COMPOSITION #9 Abstract art often relies heavily on shape and color in composition.  As details get stripped away other elements become more pronounced and sometimes less understood by the mind.  Abstractions after all […]

The Composition #8

“The elements of composition embrace the whole creative process.” The Art of the Artist – Composition – by Fletcher Martin   The COMPOSITION #8 Color is an informative, structural component of a composition. Each and every color has a “value scale” of it’s own as well as a several other attributes which I will touch […]

The Composition #7

“The elements of composition embrace the whole creative process.” The Art of the Artist – Composition – by Fletcher Martin The COMPOSITION #7 Identifying “planes” can be helpful in determining the value scale in a painting.  This is most notably used in landscape painting but can be applied to the figure or a still life […]

The Composition #6

“The elements of composition embrace the whole creative process.” The Art of the Artist – Composition – by Fletcher Martin The COMPOSITION #6 A grisaille and grisaille underpainting are similar to a value study in that they are monochromatic in color. Typically done in black and white or gray.  Throughout history they have been a […]

The Composition #5

“The elements of composition embrace the whole creative process.” The Art of the Artist – Composition – by Fletcher Martin The COMPOSITION #5 Defining values in a composition can make or break your painting. They are an anchor and grounding component.  Values create form and give a painting structure. They also contribute to communicating space, […]