Composition basics for beginners in realistic or abstract painting | Doris Charest | Skillshare

Composition basics for beginners in realistic or abstract painting

Doris Charest, Contemporary Fine Art Specialist and Instructor

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14 Lessons (43m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:04
    • 2. Placement of shapes

      1:53
    • 3. Arrangement of shapes

      2:29
    • 4. Let's start with movement

      2:55
    • 5. Movement - Big and Small

      2:55
    • 6. Composition with stamps

      5:59
    • 7. Contrast

      1:30
    • 8. Framing the subject

      3:38
    • 9. Leading the eye

      2:42
    • 10. Bridge

      3:13
    • 11. People

      1:37
    • 12. More on composition

      4:28
    • 13. Stamping and more for composition

      6:25
    • 14. Conclusion

      0:44
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About This Class

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Composition is essential for a good realistic or abstract paintings. The arrangement of the shapes on the canvas can make your painting a success.  While understanding composition is a challenge, there are easy ways to learn the basic so that you can have successful compositions.  Included are tips on composition that have been tried and proven successful.  Learn about different compositions and try them out yourself. This is a fun way to learn composition techniques that will help you create great paintings.  Exercises that you can try and a pdf that you can download to help your memory are included.