Composition

The crown of artwork is to compose a painting. 

It all starts with an idea developing into a complex artwork in the end. Compared to painting a scene that's in front of you, composition requires a lot of thought and planning, countless sketching, designing and research.

I am working on a new body of compositions at the moment.

Here are a few of my past works and some in the process views.

After sketching out the ideas I pull together all my research and out together a detailed same size drawing of the final painting. After being satisfied with this tonal solution I work out the colours in several sketches until finally starting on the painting. But by this time, all the questions are answered and the painting is the fun part.

 

composition drawing of Job 30:29 "Brother of Jackals, companion of owls"