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Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Composition, Golden Mean in Art, Nature Painting by Babad

In my above painting, Natures Beauty, I wanted to convey the beautiful colors in the scene. I used the complementary hues, blue and orange. Complements enhance each other. The small figure is my focal point and contrasts with the vast space of nature.  I wanted to place my figure using the golden mean. There are several methods that provide artists with aesthetic qualities in a specific set of proportions. The golden mean dates back to the ancient Greeks. The golden mean is based on a mathematical formula. It is easier to think of the golden mean, golden rectangle or golden section as a proportion of approximately 5 to 8. I was taught and used in my painting the proportion 4 to 5. This proportion is also seen in Greek architecture, i.e. the Parthenon, and the works of the Renaissance artists. [Good compositions make the vitality and meanings in the artists’ works clearer to others and themselves.] (Nathan Goldstein, Design and Composition)  Another proportional method I use is the rule of thirds. When you draw a tic tac toe format, you can position a focal area at any of the 4 sections where the vertical and horizontal lines cross. Rabatment of the rectangle is a third method used to find the best location on the support.  Rabatment is the square within the rectangle. The rabatment's sides are all equal to the short side of the rectangle.

Golden Mean

                                   Rule of Thirds                                                                 

                                  Rabatment of the Rectangle

This is a digital painting using mainly traditional oil painting techniques and a painterly approach. I used virtual brushes and paints (Corel Painter 12 and Intuos5 drawing pen and tablet).
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