The Wonder of Color #1

Nature’s color in any season carries it’s own brilliance and inspiration! And oh, to have the opportunity capture a moment in time with color. So what is it about color that’s so appealing? At the core in a literal sense it’s an organic product of light and reflection.  Perhaps on a more spiritual level it’s […]

Transitions

Having wrapped up a series of posts on composition I must admit to feeling a little unsure of where to go with my “ArtFull Thoughts”. What comes up is the word transition.  Perhaps fitting as the season begins to shift from summer to fall.  Leaves are changing color and beginning to float to the ground. […]

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, […]