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dennis

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Reply #15 on: August 19, 2011, 06:21:05 PM
If you take a look at our store you will see a video I made all about composition "Composition Made Easy".

Unfortunately it is for sale and there you will find 17 different types of compositions all fully explained including all the ones you have just mentioned
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Reply #16 on: August 20, 2011, 05:09:34 AM
Thank you Dennis, I will take a look at the store and more than likely will purchase it in the near future. As soon as my check from my regular job, that many as I do dream about leaving, comes in.

Aaahh changed my mind. Bought it!  :yippee:

You know of course what's going to happen. The neighbors are going to be wondering why I'm sitting in the lawn chair by the mailbox all day.
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Reply #17 on: August 20, 2011, 09:27:34 AM
Watch someone doesn't hang a 'No Loitering' sign on you!
Cheers, Val

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Reply #18 on: August 20, 2011, 09:35:38 AM
Order placed. Now add a surveillance camera on the post box and sit inside (the post box) so Val can't see you  :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #19 on: August 20, 2011, 09:53:20 AM
 :nono: ...... :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #20 on: August 20, 2011, 10:03:40 AM
Right you are Sara....just get a bigger zoom lense!
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Reply #21 on: August 20, 2011, 06:56:51 PM
Ok, they don't deliver mail on Sunday, but I'm still waiting.  :)
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Reply #22 on: August 21, 2011, 01:45:37 PM
 ;D

and thanks for the support Lloyd, appreciate it O0


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Reply #23 on: August 29, 2011, 05:26:24 PM
 :clap: Composition Made Easy has arrived and I've been watching it. It is a true eye opener. Something that I rarely do that you speak about is a thumb nail sketch. This will be a must do from now on. Of course I will have to replay this more than just a few times to retain the principles you discuss. I only have one regret and that is knowing that many of the paintings I've done will now haunt me because I now know the composition is not right in them. 


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Reply #24 on: August 29, 2011, 06:50:18 PM
You must NEVER let any previous painting haunt you. Rather treasure them as stepping stones up to a higher level.
Every artist has paintings in their possession that they keep as a reference from where they have come from.

I have them, and every now and then I show them to my students as encouragement. Let me  know just what you think of this DVD as it is a very first in the art world - there is none other like it at all!
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Reply #25 on: August 31, 2011, 06:41:33 PM
 :coffee: Dennis, I have completely watched your DVD on Composition Made Easy. From a view point of one self taught artist it is an eye opener. I've read many books on how to paint but haven't seen information explaining the setting up of a composition with principles that will make a painting more appealing. I've heard and read about the Rule of Thirds but it's the application of it that is explained very well along with the other sixteen approaches which will change my painting style dramaticly for the future.

For me Composition Made Easy is a DVD to be reviewed until one has practiced and firmly set in mind each composition principle. And then it's using that art information to explore the extended view of combinding different composition principles that's available which grows tremedously. One can find themself ordering a hundred or so blank canvas forms that will keep them busy painting for quite some time just to start. Right away I'm looking at my paintings, disecting them so to say and asking myself what should have I done differently.

I thank you because it is definitely going to change things.  :)     


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Reply #26 on: August 31, 2011, 06:59:26 PM
Thank you so much for your valued comments on my Composition Made Easy DVD set.  :clap: :clap:
I've not yet seen another DVD on the open market on this subject as comprehensive as I have made it.

I'm glad that you have found it of extreme value to yourself. May all your future paintings be of great joy to you.
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Reply #27 on: August 31, 2011, 08:47:31 PM
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Reply #28 on: September 01, 2011, 06:40:38 AM
After looking over one on my paintings I've reconsidered moving somethings around. Like Nolan said, "There is nothing that can not be fixed." The painting is only about half completed.

1. So the clouds on the top horizontal line can be moved or painted with additional clouds closer to the top rule of thirds line.
2. Fortunately the waterfall in the background was painted on the left vertical line.
3. The deer will have to be repositioned more to the left.
4. My dilemma that I'm having a little trouble with is the position of the exiting water from the stream to the valley below. Rocks will have to be moved. Stream water will have to be relocated.

Oh, what painting fun, fun, fun we will have.

 


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Reply #29 on: September 01, 2011, 12:40:11 PM
In this painting don't do anything to the clouds or move the stream and rocks in this particular painting - just relocate the deer more to the left so that the throat area in on the thirds line and the hooves are just about touching the rocks. Just that will make a tremendous difference to your painting.

When you start new paintings then you will be able to judge better just how to  move the objects around to make a good composition. This is done with the thumbnail sketches ;D

You're off to a very good start  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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