Oil Painting Basics are crucial to creating a painting that works. Oil painting basics include five critical items that are:
Composition, Color, Value, Texture, Edges
I will discuss each item separately and give you more information about each concept.
COMPOSITION is HOW you put your picture together, where you place the different items in the picture. The arrangement of forms, lines, values and other elements in the artwork. It is very important to plan your composition ahead of time before you start the actual painting.
Your main objective in composing the composition is to get your viewer to focus on your focal point or center of interest. This is done by “leading” the eye around the picture in different ways to your focal point.