Elements, Principles, and Art Basics

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The fundamentals of visual art are great reminders for us artists. You can never review the basics too many times!

Mary Bentz Gilkerson: Artist+Teacher
Artists and painters, understanding the power of composition can help you leverage design effectively in your paintings. Creative and well planned compositions in an artwork draws a viewer in and holds their attention. Save this pin and click through to continue reading!

Artists, Feel Confident About Your Compositions

Artists and painters, understanding the power of composition can help you leverage design effectively in your paintings. Creative and well planned compositions in an artwork draws a viewer in and holds their attention. Save this pin and click through to continue reading!

Creating a daily painting practice that sticks may seem impossible. How can an artist dedicate studio time every single day, while balancing family, work, and life? Easy! Get a system that increases productivity, boosts creativity, and keeps you focused on the long term improvement of your art. Click through to learn how!

How I Improved My Daily Painting Practice in 6 Easy Steps

Creating a daily painting practice that sticks may seem impossible. How can an artist dedicate studio time every single day, while balancing family, work, and life? Easy! Get a system that increases productivity, boosts creativity, and keeps you focused on the long term improvement of your art. Click through to learn how!

Painters and artists, stop struggling to pick out a painting subject. Move past these barriers and begin creating with these helpful artist tips. Save this pin and click through to be inspired!

A Guide for Choosing Your Painting Subject

Painters and artists, stop struggling to pick out a painting subject. Move past these barriers and begin creating with these helpful artist tips. Save this pin and click through to be inspired!

Fundamentals of Art – The Building Blocks of an Artwork Principles Of Art, Landscape Paintings, Art Basics, Composition Art, Art Rules, Art Analysis, Art, Art Business, Seascape Paintings

Fundamentals of Art – The Building Blocks of an Artwork

Fundamentals of Art – The Building Blocks of an Artwork

Artists, discover clever composition solutions to fix those failed paintings! Composition is the foundation to a good painting, and sets the tone for value patterns and color palettes. Save this pin and click through to be inspired!

Clever Composition Solutions to Fix Those Failed Paintings

Artists, discover clever composition solutions to fix those failed paintings! Composition is the foundation to a good painting, and sets the tone for value patterns and color palettes. Save this pin and click through to be inspired!

Create a successful painting or artwork using the basic art principles and elements, most importantly the guidelines of composition and design. Dive into these art tips and start putting paint to canvas today! Save this pin and click through to read more!

Use These 5 Principles to Create Your Ideal Composition!

Create a successful painting or artwork using the basic art principles and elements, most importantly the guidelines of composition and design. Dive into these art tips and start putting paint to canvas today! Save this pin and click through to read more!

Mastering composition can be a difficult thing as an artists, whether you're a beginner or not! Save this pin and clikc through to check out these 5 tips from a professional artists on how to improve composition!

Master Composition Like a Pro With 5 Simple Tricks!

Mastering composition can be a difficult thing as an artists, whether you're a beginner or not! Save this pin and clikc through to check out these 5 tips from a professional artists on how to improve composition!

Do you often struggle with cropping your reference photo, or even determining a good layout when painting en plein air? You'll want to grab this guide for clever cropping solutions for any artist of any style! Save this pin and click through to boost your painting creativity!

Clever Cropping Solutions for Epic Compositions

Do you often struggle with cropping your reference photo, or even determining a good layout when painting en plein air? You'll want to grab this guide for clever cropping solutions for any artist of any style! Save this pin and click through to boost your painting creativity!

Art basics, such as the rule of thirds, color, composition, and value can be the answer to achieving magnetic paintings. Save this pin and click through to get my tips for successful paintings! Painting Tutorial, Painting Art Lesson, Composition, Art Basics, Your Paintings, Composition Art, Art Theory, Art Corner, Learn Art

Make Your Paintings Pop With These Composition Tips and Tricks!

Art basics, such as the rule of thirds, color, composition, and value can be the answer to achieving magnetic paintings. Save this pin and click through to get my tips for successful paintings!

Frustrated with color theory? So are most artists, of all styles and mediums. Understanding color, hue, and value doesn't have to be difficult, though! Create vibrant palettes with these painting tips. Save this pin and click through to read more!

7 Ways You Can Master Color as an Artist!

Frustrated with color theory? So are most artists, of all styles and mediums. Understanding color, hue, and value doesn't have to be difficult, though! Create vibrant palettes with these painting tips. Save this pin and click through to read more!

Painters and artists, don’t feel overwhelmed choosing the painting materials that you use in your studio! I’ve got a handy list of art supplies that will help you choose quality paints, limit the number of colors you’ll need, and more. Save this pin and click through to read more!

The Secret of Shopping for Painting Supplies Like a Pro

Painters and artists, don’t feel overwhelmed choosing the painting materials that you use in your studio! I’ve got a handy list of art supplies that will help you choose quality paints, limit the number of colors you’ll need, and more. Save this pin and click through to read more!

Using a double primary color palette in your art studio will lead to crisp, vibrant colors, and cohesive hues and values. Save this pin and click through to read more!

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Double Primary Palette

Using a double primary color palette in your art studio will lead to crisp, vibrant colors, and cohesive hues and values. Save this pin and click through to read more!

As a painter, I love dabbling in the world of printmaking…especially when it comes to the monotype. The process of creating a unique printing plate really boosts my creativity and gets me out of any artist blocks. Save this pin and click through to discover the world of the monotype!

Examples of Monotypes That Will Inspire You!

As a painter, I love dabbling in the world of printmaking…especially when it comes to the monotype. The process of creating a unique printing plate really boosts my creativity and gets me out of any artist blocks. Save this pin and click through to discover the world of the monotype!

Set you self up for creative success with these artists tips on painting . You'll cover mixing paint, notans, composition, value, and so much more! Save this pin and Click through to get the tips!

7 Tips for Jumpstarting Your Paintings

Set you self up for creative success with these artists tips on painting . You'll cover mixing paint, notans, composition, value, and so much more! Save this pin and Click through to get the tips!

Artists, are you looking for tips on jumpstarting your paintings? Do you feel a creative block when it comes to the art basics (composition, color, and value?) These awesome painting tips are for you! Save this pin and click through to get inspiration for your next artwork.

Beginner Artist? These are the 7 Tips You Need to Start a Successful Painting Practice!

Artists, are you looking for tips on jumpstarting your paintings? Do you feel a creative block when it comes to the art basics (composition, color, and value?) These awesome painting tips are for you! Save this pin and click through to get inspiration for your next artwork.

Who else wants to create magnetic paintings that call out to viewers with their interesting compositions, vivid colors, strong contrast, and inspiring sense of light?! Artists, click through to get these inspirational art tips before creating your next artwork!

Artist, This One Quick Hack Will Have You Creating Magnetic Paintings in no Time!

Who else wants to create magnetic paintings that call out to viewers with their interesting compositions, vivid colors, strong contrast, and inspiring sense of light?! Artists, click through to get these inspirational art tips before creating your next artwork!