Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A New Series of Paintings

In a couple of weeks the next edition of The Artist's Magazine will include a series of paintings I did.  The theme of the paintings is "The Fundamental Elements and Principles of Design."  Elements of design are the building blocks of any visual imagery.  The successful use, and combination, of these elements will display certain principles of design.  In these paintings there is a central figure who represents "art".  She illustrates each element and principle of design in each painting.

I'll post these images until the release of the magazine. . . without titles.  See if you can guess what element or principle the painting is describing.  The first one is pretty easy. . .


  1. Wow, beautiful painting!
    (I guess is light and shadow? or directional quality of light?)

  2. Thanks Ariel - I appreciate that - and yes you are correct . . . light and shadow, or value.

  3. What a great idea for a series! Would you also call this chiaroscouro, or is that a bit different?