Tip 5. Testing a composition

Anthony O'Keefe Uncategorized 0 Comments

I’m sure most people have experienced the problem of starting a piece of work only to discover that a slightly different composition would have been better.

The way I get over this is by painting a watercolour sketch of the composition in the middle of a sheet. I can then play around with the boundaries until I achieve what I want, this can then be used for the final painting knowing the composition is just what I want.

For commissions it can also be a useful way to comunicate the potential finished paintings to the client.

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