Some Rules of Design

Rules of Design matter and improve your composition

It is critical to follow some of the rules of design in creating a successful painting. A healthy mix of these guidelines needs to be in each appealing work.

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Abstract Fun

Let’s do something a lot different today. One of my fun things to do is to take a collection of house paint cans and a paint stick ….

Let’s do something a lot different today. One of my fun things to do is to take a collection of house paint cans and a paint stick and work from my shoulder instead of careful brush strokes. Remember, I was a house painter for 30 years so I used to be inside my painting using large arm strokes.

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Simple Impressionistic Painting

Let’s Start Painting. Here’s a simple step by step start

Let’s Paint! We’ll start with a simple painting in an impressionistic style. I will show you some steps. But I know you’re going to say, “How did you go from one step to the next?” I know, I hate those guides too, but I’ll fill in as much as I can for you.

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