Second Compositional Study: Building a Stronger Composition in a Still Life

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    In this lesson, you will delve deeper into the art of still-life composition. Instructor Cornelia Hernes will guide you through the process of tweaking compositional elements to craft a more impactful image. Building on the insights from the previous study, you’ll focus on refining colors and mood to elevate your artwork. Cornelia will share techniques to ensure that every element in your composition works harmoniously, creating a cohesive and compelling visual narrative. By the end of this lesson, you will have honed your skills in creating evocative still-life compositions that resonate with viewers.

    This lesson belongs to the course, Introduction to Still-life Painting II. In this 15-week course, immerse yourself in the intricate world of still-life painting with a focus on observational techniques and composition. Guided by the expert hand of Cornelia Hernes, you’ll delve deep into the art of capturing still-life in its most vivid form. Starting with the basics of composition setup and brainstorming, Cornelia will introduce you to the nuances of color theory, the importance of lighting, and the role of texture in bringing objects to life. You’ll explore the significance of each element in a composition, learning to give each its due importance. The course will also cover advanced techniques like imprimatura, sight-size drawing methods, and the art of capturing transparency in objects like glass bottles. Cornelia’s hands-on approach ensures that by the end of the course, you’ll not only have a deep understanding of still-life painting but also the skills to create pieces that resonate with realism and depth.

    Throughout this course, you’ll have access to the NMA community for feedback and critiques to improve your work as you progress.

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