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play with design
another design game
visual tension
visual weight
dynamics of the frame
why the One Rule of Compositionworks
dividing the boundaries of your painting
varied spacing adds interest
creating interesting shapes
interesting shapes: applied
creating interesting groupings
the importance of balance
balancing visual weight and energy
path of the eye
compositional “magnets”
center of interest
focal point
exploring the four “sweet spots”
blocks and exits
the importance of value contrast
seeing your subject as a pattern of values
basic value patterns
use values to enhance mood
turn the ordinary into the extraordinary
characteristics of color
the color wheel
temperature dominance
value dominance
selecting your still life subjects
arranging a still life
simplicity
choosing textures
make use of photographs
basic value patterns for landscapes
perspective
color in landscapes
placing the head
placing the head and upper body
placing the figure
plan a path for the eye
establish a mood
creating a dynamic figure
the figure as an interesting shape
cropping the figure
cropping a portrait
value patterns
multiple figures
figure interaction
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The Simple Secret to Better Painting

The Simple Secret to Better Painting

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Create art that's more attractive, interesting and eye-catching!Even if your perspective is accurate, your subject realistic and colors vibrant, a weak composition - predictable, repetitious or monotonous - means a weak painting.The Simple Secret to Better Painting ensures that your compositions work every time. It's an insightful artistic philosophy that boils down the many technical principles of composition into a single master rule that's easy to remember and apply:Never make any two intervals the same.You can make every painting more interesting, dynamic and technically sound by varying intervals of distance, length and space, as well as intervals of value and color. The rule also applies to balance, shape and the location of your painting's focal point.Greg Albert illustrates these lessons with eye-opening examples from both beginning and professional artists, including Frank Webb, Tony Couch, Kevin Macpherson, Charles Reid, Tony Van Hasselt and more.You'll discover that the ONE RULE is the only rule of composition you need to immediately improve your work - the moment your brush touches the canvas.
Create art that's more attractive, interesting and eye-catching!Even if your perspective is accurate, your subject realistic and colors vibrant, a weak composition - predictable, repetitious or monotonous - means a weak painting.The Simple Secret to Better Painting ensures that your compositions work every time. It's an insightful artistic philosophy that boils down the many technical principles of composition into a single master rule that's easy to remember and apply:Never make any two intervals the same.You can make every painting more interesting, dynamic and technically sound by varying intervals of distance, length and space, as well as intervals of value and color. The rule also applies to balance, shape and the location of your painting's focal point.Greg Albert illustrates these lessons with eye-opening examples from both beginning and professional artists, including Frank Webb, Tony Couch, Kevin Macpherson, Charles Reid, Tony Van Hasselt and more.You'll discover that the ONE RULE is the only rule of composition you need to immediately improve your work - the moment your brush touches the canvas.

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