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 I use Photography In my Work
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.
This is an insight into my thinking processes as I approach a new painting. How I work live and how I work using photography. Both approaches need sound compositional knowledge.
How you use photography is a major element of taking control of your original work. Learning how to use some parts of a photo and omit others is a big step forward. All too often it is all too easy to copy a photograph, when it is far better to use photos as a reference in you own composition.
Learning about Composition is a game changer. It will put you in charge of your paintings when using photographs as well as from life.