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Monday, September 18, 2006

Paynes Prairie

Paynes Prairie
6x8 inches
oil on panel


Painter's Tip

Elements of Design

While in art school, I was very lucky to have studied with an excellent design professor. Because of his tutelage I became interested in design and have studied it throughout my painting career.

I have seen in recent years that many artist know nothing about design concepts and have not been given the opportunity in art school to study design. A few years ago I started looking for good design textbooks and discovered that no one is teaching design anymore in art school, save the graphic design departments.

I am putting together a series of workshops which focus on design elements in the landscape. Composition and design are elemental to good painting and I feel it is important to study this.

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