"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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!

2 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Charm indeed and a perfect piece for the kitchen!!

Barb Sailor said...

THANKS A LOT!