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Developing a Composition for Painting: Refinement and Finishing Touches with Steve Huston

Developing a Composition for Painting: Refinement and Finishing Touches
Creative Strategies to Improve Your Compositions Learn to successfully convey your vision in oil paint

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Steve Huston
Art Theory
Composition, Design, Human Figure, Landscape
Oil Paints
2h 14m 44s

In this lesson, instructor Steve Huston will demonstrate his painting process. Here, he focuses on the finishing stage of the painting, like controlling the temperature, harmonizing different elements, and refining the silhouettes. You will learn Steve’s philosophy for painting and what masters have influenced him.

This lesson belongs to the course Creative Composition. In this 6-week course, Steve Huston will teach you the main visual components frequently used in fine art. You will discover how line, shape, and color help strengthen the storytelling of your work. Steve will show you examples from the Old Masters as he presents each significant concept. In doing so, he will talk about how these components are applied in other art fields. Since this course was filmed during a live workshop, you will also be tuning in to his Q&A sessions and critiques of students’ works. Moreover, you will watch Steve develop a composition for a painting from start to finish. After completing this course, you will gain a deep understanding of art philosophy and composition; what you need for creating successful artworks.

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