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Composition

In painting, composition is not a static idea.  Painting involves composing and recomposing.  The composition process never stops until the painting is done

We will look  at principles of composition and how to apply them to our own work.

Composition Fundamentals

Everything is composition

Composing and Recomposing

Negative Space

Planes

Basic Movement

Grouping

Varying size

Tonal Values

The composition process

Balance

Color in Composition

Entering

Exiting?

Push / Pull

Rules


Chinese and Japanese

Persian

Horizontal Movement

Vertical Movement

Movement through depth

Tempering

Repetition

Varying size


Planal composition

Linear composition

Rhythmic movement

Positive/Negative space revisited

 

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Working with color is attractive and yet challenging. In this book we will develop a flexible and lively understanding of color on a personal level. This will help us become more aware of and sensitive to colors, and to better understand their interactions and uses.