The Art Of Composition

This highly anticipated textbook by Trinka Margua Simon is an exceptional synthesis of theory and and carefully crafted technical lessons that combine painting and drawing techniques with advanced compositional theory.  The lessons, examples, review questions, practice critiques and step-by-step studio exercises were perfected through years of teaching for The Smithsonian and are accompanied by full color master reproductions from the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.   The Art of Composition presents detailed exercises in areas such as creating illusions of light and volume, color theory and oil paint application, coupled with comprehensive lessons on how various elements can be controlled to manipulate the design, meaning and emotional content of the work.

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An excerpt of the Glazing section of the book can be found here.

Excerpt from THE ART OF COMPOSITION, A Color Lesson below:

excerpt from: The Art of Composition by Trinka Margua Simon, Copyright © 2008 ISBN 978-0-615-23934-7

excerpt from: The Art of Composition by Trinka Margua Simon, Copyright © 2008 ISBN 978-0-615-23934-7