Shirley Reade Art Works - Original Acrylic & Oil Paintings and Painting Classes
Shirley Reade's HomePage
Painting Classes
Gallery
Shows
Store
Links

ART PERSPECTIVES

...from the note pad of Shirley Reade

April 2008

ART ELEMENTS & PRINCIPLES
LINE
PROPORTION
CONTRAST
PERSPECTIVE
VARIETY
SPACE
COLOR
SHADING
FORM
TONE
DIVISION
RHYTHM
BALANCE
HARMONY
UNITY
SPACE
VALUE
SHAPE
TEXTURE

DIVIDE SPACE INTO 3 PARTS:

  • Background
  • Middleground
  • Foreground

BACKGROUNDS:

  • Palest Hues
  • Highest Values
  • Weakest Intensity
  • Coolest Tones
  • Least Texture

MIDDLEGROUNDS:

  • Grayer Hues
  • Medium Values
  • Lesser Intensity
  • Warm or Cool
  • Indicated Texture

FOREGROUNDS:

  • Brightest hues
  • Lightest-Darkest Hues
  • Strongest Intensity
  • Warmest or Coolest
  • Most Texture Detail

WHAT WE SEE & HOW TO SEE!

Shapes – See & identify shape
Edges – Soft, sharp/hard
Physically – We see by sight and what we know
Mentally – An Artist records all of what they know and feel
Emotionally – An Artist sees a future image/reflected recollection
Color Values – Become aware of flat color/value
Contrast – We see by comparison light/dark