Category Archives: Elements of Composition

Impressionist Styles

Characteristics of an Impressionist painting include distinctive brush strokes, vivid colors, ordinary subject matter, candid poses and compositions and most importantly, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities and unusual visual angles.

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Impressionist Styles

Characteristics of an Impressionist painting include distinctive brush strokes, vivid colors, ordinary subject matter, candid poses and compositions and most importantly, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities and unusual visual angles.

How Many Times Can One Canvas Be Painted?

This painting isn’t one I take too seriously, and I have to smile each time I look at it. This particular canvas, you see, has had quite an interesting history.

How Many Times Can One Canvas Be Painted?

This painting isn’t one I take too seriously, and I have to smile each time I look at it. This particular canvas, you see, has had quite an interesting history.

Right Brain, Left Brain

The philosopher Pythagorus used “cosmos” to describe the universe, seeing within it a purposeful order.

Right Brain, Left Brain

The philosopher Pythagorus used “cosmos” to describe the universe, seeing within it a purposeful order.

Emotions in Art

I’ve written a lot about emotions in art. For me, emotion is what draws me to a particular painting when I’m looking at works of art. Now, as an artist, emotion also draws me to particular scenes, and when I pick up

Emotions in Art

I’ve written a lot about emotions in art. For me, emotion is what draws me to a particular painting when I’m looking at works of art. Now, as an artist, emotion also draws me to particular scenes, and when I pick up

The Curse of Symmetry

Last summer as I was following along with lessons from different drawing books, I came across one assignment — to seek out and draw things which were asymmetrical. It seemed like an easy thing to do, until I tried to

The Curse of Symmetry

Last summer as I was following along with lessons from different drawing books, I came across one assignment — to seek out and draw things which were asymmetrical. It seemed like an easy thing to do, until I tried to

What Did I Get Myself Into Now?

At the very first art club meeting I attended — last year — one member gave a brief talk about composition and how we can use it to improve our drawings and paintings. As he began, I sat there with a

What Did I Get Myself Into Now?

At the very first art club meeting I attended — last year — one member gave a brief talk about composition and how we can use it to improve our drawings and paintings. As he began, I sat there with a

Artistic Etudes

Over the past few weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about art and music. This was the theme of a recent issue of Artist magazine, and I’ve enjoyed putting these two art forms together. Working with art and music is more, though,

Artistic Etudes

Over the past few weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about art and music. This was the theme of a recent issue of Artist magazine, and I’ve enjoyed putting these two art forms together. Working with art and music is more, though,