The Wonder of Color #7

Festoons billow above me in a mix of muted hues colorless shades of grey as they appear to my naked eye Are they, I ask as I perceive perhaps a bit more than clusters of my past with particles of rainbow light to be discovered if I keep my view within arms reach Color Fact: […]

The Composition #12

“The elements of composition embrace the whole creative process.” The Art of the Artist – Composition – by Fletcher Martin   The COMPOSITION #12 This post wraps up the series on “Composition”.  I hope the last 11 weeks have been helpful and prompted further discovery or question. I’ve touched on many of the foundations that […]

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 #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 […]

The Color Purple

In one of my posts last week on color I mentioned experimenting with violet/purple.  As luck would have it, I had the opportunity to join a few friends to work on the still life you see here where one of the “feature” colors was a rich purple cloth used as a back drop to a […]