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The Simple Secret to Better Painting [Kindle Edition]

Greg Albert
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Book Description

Create art that's more attractive, interesting and eye-catching!

Even if your perspective is accurate, your subject realistic and colors vibrant, a weak composition - predictable, repetitious or monotonous - means a weak painting.

The Simple Secret to Better Painting ensures that your compositions work every time. It's an insightful artistic philosophy that boils down the many technical principles of composition into a single master rule that's easy to remember and apply:

Never make any two intervals the same.

You can make every painting more interesting, dynamic and technically sound by varying intervals of distance, length and space, as well as intervals of value and color. The rule also applies to balance, shape and the location of your painting's focal point.

Greg Albert illustrates these lessons with eye-opening examples from both beginning and professional artists, including Frank Webb, Tony Couch, Kevin Macpherson, Charles Reid, Tony Van Hasselt and more.

You'll discover that the ONE RULE is the only rule of composition you need to immediately improve your work - the moment your brush touches the canvas.


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About the Author

Greg Albert is Editorial Director of North Light fine art books. He's also an artist, author and teacher who lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 12272 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Publisher: North Light Books; 1st edition (23 April 2003)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005GLBHNW
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply brilliant! 8 Mar. 2015
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If you only read one book on composition make it this one. This is one of the most helpful books I have read on the subject. It is easy to understand and the repetition of the key phrase 'Never make two intervals the same' will stick firmly in the mind long after the book is finished. As I read it I applied the theory to many of the pictures I had already painted and was immediately able to see how they might have been improved. It was also rewarding to see how, on some occasions, I had managed to get it right too! I think I will return to this book again because of the wealth of practical advice in it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly easy. 26 Oct. 2014
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Probably the best book I have read on explaining composition with easily understood and memorable language and methods. excellent book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The simple secret 6 Dec. 2009
Format:Paperback
This is a very good book with lots of easy to understand advice in words and pictures. The advice given on the first page is reinforced throughout the book with lots of examples. A variety of paintings are discussed and attention is drawn to the one rule of composition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 17 Feb. 2015
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Excellent book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Still Reading 21 Feb. 2013
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I am still reading this book i have finding it interesting and learning some things out i did not know
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