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 #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 #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 #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 […]