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Composition Studies

Composition study of a painting by NC Wyeth

New Sketches (July 11-31, 2018)

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Part 1: Composition studies

9 Sketches

I didn’t post any sketches in the second half of July. Remodeling studioscott.com took up most of my website time. But I was still working on my painting skills. I split these paintings into three sections. Part 1 is composition studies of paintings by Carl Spitzweg, Edgar Payne, Maxfield Parrish and NC Wyeth. Read More

20-minute value studies of photographs by Noah Bradley

New Sketches (July 1-10, 2018)

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46 Sketches

This week I made a lot of 20-minute to 30-minute value studies of landscapes, based on photographs from Noah Bradley. The goal is to simplify the real world landscapes into simple compositions with coherent values. Right now landscape painting is one of my weakest painting skills, so I’m using my summer free time to get better. Read More

New Sketches (June 17-23, 2018)

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5 Sketches

This week’s sketches are grayscale composition studies of paintings by Mead Schaeffer. Each study is a simplified version of the original painting using 3-4 shades of black, gray and white. The goal is to analyze and understand how the artist assembled the basic shapes of the composition.

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