Composition – the Foundation of Good painting.

Composition is understanding how to compose a piece of artwork.   It is one of our most valuable tools and understanding composition gives the artist an idea of how to plan and design a painting.    The modules below will introduce you to composition and then how it is used in Landscape, portraiture, still life, and animal portraiture.


How to place youself in the best position for good composition

All of the Composition modules give you an overall picture of how to use Composition- which means do go through all of the modules so that you get a more complete picture.

Putting yourself at the best possible vantage point to get the best from a scene, whether for a paint out or for a photograph, is another vital consideration.  Knowing where to place yourself can be the difference between a good or a less effective composition.

When planning your painting you can think about the Focal point and how to place that focal point int the most effective place, how to support it and how to judge what to leave in your painting and what should perhaps be omitted.

Learning about Composition is a game changer.  It will put you in charge of your paintings when using photographs as well as from life.


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