Saturday, April 16, 2011
Using a Grid as a Compositional Element
Back to the book, again...Celebrate Your Creative Self... and the compositional styles. This one uses a grid - which I combined with realistic fruit in a vertical format. I used a 12" x 7" piece of matboard and oil pastels with watercolor for this quick composition. In spite of the fact that I created this in an hour, I think it has a certain charm!!! I was busy tonight cleaning out my oil painting plein air palette - taking out the crusty paint and squeezing in new fresh paint. I use 2 small 7 day pill boxes - one for warm colors and one for cool and the paint tends to get crusty even when I store it in the freezer between painting expeditions. Some day I will post my plein air set up! It is fascinating!