Palettes of Many Colors

5/29/15 Notes to Myself: Palettes have personality and I’ve always been a bit curious about them. Interestingly, I came across a few articles on some very interesting palettes and found a piece written about palettes from some of the worlds most well known master painters. Artists like Van Gogh,Munch,Renoir and the list goes on. Oh…what […]

The Composition #11

“The elements of composition embrace the whole creative process.” The Art of the Artist – Composition – by Fletcher Martin   The COMPOSITION #11 Many elements of composition have been covered over the past weeks.  What I’d like to touch on this week is  TEXTURE as part of a composition.  Perhaps we are more familiar […]

The Composition #10

“The elements of composition embrace the whole creative process.” The Art of the Artist – Composition – by Fletcher Martin   The COMPOSITION #10 Line.  Perhaps one of the most obvious components of a composition but perhaps overlooked as to it’s potential power. A few definitions: LINE – a long, narrow mark or band. LINE […]

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 #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, […]