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.

Thinking about Composition from the start

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.

Learning about Composition is a game changer.  It will put you in charge of your paintings when using photographs as well as from life.  How to compose becomes instinctive over a relatively short time.    We need to think about Composition from the start.

Learning how to use some parts of a photo and omit others is a big step forward.   Learning what to look for in the landscape – which will add to your composition is of major value.      All too often it is all too easy to copy a photograph, when it is far better to use photos as a reference in your own composition.

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