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, […]

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 […]