principles of design

Paintings of Landscape – Design Tips Using Line

April 22, 2013

Successful Paintings Of Landscape  Depend on the Use of Line  ‘Line’ is an Element of Design that helps the artist move the viewer’s eye around the painting. Successful Paintings Of Landscape  Depend on the Use of Line, but how does this artistic concept specifically apply when painting a landscape? The design concept of ‘line’ can be used […]

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Harmony In Art

December 31, 2012

How often do you find yourself saying, “I wish I knew how to advance my artistic knowledge?” Here is the internet’s most expertly crafted explanation of harmony in art. What Is Harmony In Art? Cezanne stated, “When paintings are done right, harmony appears by itself. The more numerous and varied they are, the more the effect is obtained and agreeable to the […]

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Focal Area: Composition: Painting Flowers

November 24, 2012

Creating the Focal Area in a Flower Painting There are many things to think about when painting flowers in a composition. One of the decisions we need to make is how will be portray the flowers we have chosen and what ways can we add interest to the ‘Focal Area’ to make it stand out from the rest of the […]

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Focal Area or Center of Interest in a Painting: Composition

November 24, 2012

What is this focal area all about? When it comes to composition in art, there is no difference between a Focal Point and a Focal Area, or the ‘Center of Interest’. This pretty much refers to the same place in a composition. It is not mandatory in order to have a successful painting however most artists will […]

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Focal Area: How To Choose One?

November 23, 2012

How to determine which area could be the most interesting focal area? There are numerous ways to determine which area of the painting could be the most interesting for a focal area.  The number one way that comes to mind  is the area with the greatest contrasts.  We all know that too much of the […]

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Elements of Art – Nuts and Bolts Make You A Strong Artist!

July 4, 2011

Artists use elements of art to create mood, perspective and emotion in much the same way writers use the parts of speech. They may be trying to tell a story or make you feel a certain way. Some use the elements consciously to set up the layout of a painting; others may use them unconsciously. […]

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