Picking Up the Brush

4/3/16 Notes to Myself: Part of my “practice” is being mindful of the benefits of simply picking up my paintbrush and painting. Realizing that I don’t always need to have an outcome in mind. The simple act of acting I know adds to my process of strengthening myself as a painter. Over the past few […]

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 […]