Eye of the Painter and Elements of Beauty by Andrew Loomis; jacket design by Anita Walker [Illustrator]

By Andrew Loomis; jacket design by Anita Walker [Illustrator]

Ebook evaluates all facets of art-design, share, shape, colour, texture, gentle and so on. includes fifty four black and white illustrations and seven colour plates

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Even a still life can be given a pleasing eyepath by arranging the objects in an attractive sequence. In abstract art an eyepath is not so important, Subjects with two very similar objects are best avoided. If we must have two, then one must dominate the other. At no time should there be a sense of divided attention, or of competition, unless such competition actually exists, as in a painting of two prizefighters, two battling armies or animals, or other opposing forces.

You then decide whether you wish to sacrifice the values at the top or those at the bottom of your scale. But bear in mind that the light values in your picture make the picture. People generally do not like dark and dreary painlings. It has always seemed to me personally that low values will not be missed as much as the bright ones. Tn portraits, if you have to paint some values lower than they appear to the eye in order to maintain the brilliancy of your lights, this does not matter Such line either may be felt beneath the masses or the movement of the masses, or may be in actual contours within the masses or their edges.

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