Here is a distillation of all the thoughts from the past three discussions. Once again, much of this comes from The Simple Secret To Better Painting by Greg Albert. There are many fine books out there on composition and I have a few of them but Albert’s book seems to simplify a lot of it and for me, at least, it’s a bit easier to remember.
Boundaries and Objects
1. Is the painting divided into uneven sections?
2. Is the spacing between objects and groupings within the painting varied?
3. Is the size and shape of the objects within the painting varied and interesting?
4. Are the objects grouped into varied sizes?
1. Do the objects in the painting cross over the central axis?
2. Is the weighting of the objects balanced across the painting?
3. Is there a balance between different visual and energetic objects?
Center of Interest
1. Is the center of interest at one of the “sweet spots”?
2. Do lines and leads direct the eye to the center of interest?
3. Is there a value contrast around ...
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