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Ian Roberts has been painting for over 40 years. The examples relate to oil painting but the principles apply to all media. I higly recommend this book to beginners and experts alike. 2 people found this helpful.

Ian Roberts has been painting for over 40 years. He attended the New School of Art and the Ontario College of Art in Toronto and studied figure painting in Florence, Italy. He has taught plein air painting in Provence, France and Tuscany, Italy, as well as in the . Ian is the author of the book, Creative Authenticity, and has created two videos: Mastering Composition and Plein Air Painting. He is a popular workshop instructor specialising in composition. Customers who bought this item also bought.

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Mastering Composition: A Book by Ian Roberts Published by North Light Books. Ian Roberts utilizes more than 40 years of painting and teaching experience to show you, step-by-step, how to build great compositions every time. Mastering Composition - Best book on composition I have read. DVD further illustrates material in the book. Mastering Composition from Photos: Narrative Art DVD. Turn photographs into thought-provoking paintings with Ian Roberts.

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Mastering composition: Ian Roberts has developed a unique video course that will teach you the basics of strong compositions. It will dramatically improve your painting, whether you paint landscapes, still-lifes or figures. Videos - Mastering Composition. Build the Foundation for Consistently Better Paintings. Most unsuccessful paintings are ruined before the brush even gets to the canvas.

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The path to better painting begins with Mastering Composition. Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers. This effective guide blends clear, visual instruction with 5 step-by-step demonstrations to show you how to plan and paint your best work yet. Composition is the key, and here you'll learn to design paintings with new skill and confidence.

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The path to better painting begins with Mastering Composition. This effective guide blends clear, visual instruction with 5 step-by-step demonstrations to show you how to plan and paint your best work yet.

Composition is the key, and here you'll learn to design paintings with new skill and confidence. It all begins with the armature or structure of the picture plane. Every great painting has one, and you'll see through several famous examples exactly how the Old Masters used armatures to create movement, narrative, harmony and fluidity. Based on these examples, you'll practice what you've learned following a series of hands-on demonstrations.

Once you understand the basic principles of design, you'll be amazed at how quickly and effectively your compositions come together. Soon you will be painting more boldly and confidently than ever before with less reworking and overworking.

Whether you're a beginner looking for basic instruction or a more advanced painter troubleshooting a specific problem, the proven methods in this book will work for you. Ideal for all mediums, Mastering Composition gives you the knowledge you need to create powerful paintings out of every subject.


Comments: (7)

Haralem
I knew that composition is important but until I've read Mastering Composition I really understood how much!
It's an invaluable asset to any artists book arsenal, it should be among the very first books an artist should learn, together with learning to draw, perspective, anatomy, etc.. it's true that composition is so underrated, all my pro friends and people who ever gave me art advice throughout my learning career never spoke about any of what's mentioned in this book, it boggles my mind how composition isn't getting the attention it deserves since it's essentially what builds or breaks an art piece.

I have a few other books about composition but none come close to the information presented in here.

If you are looking for that AHAAA! book, this is it!
Cyregaehus
I have read this through twice already in the 3 days since it arrived! Very clearly presented guidelines, advice, and examples for composing a painting. The subjects discussed are in the book description and table of contents, so I won't repeat them here. The writing is precise, and right in the sweet spot of not being overly complex or too simple. The pictures illustrate exactly what the text explains. I haven't watched the DVD yet. If my studio burned down, this is one of the books I would rescue!
Flamehammer
I think I erased my previous review when it was almost finished...ugh..so I'll repeat: it's a good book but it reads like it was heavily edited, which it has been. According to other reviewers the original edition was significantly more in depth. But in this version some new topics and examples get introduced very awkwardly, you definitely get the feeling that a prior portion is missing - that's too bad.

Plus, as other reviewers have mentioned, it does get to be a bit much that the only examples of paintings that follow his rules are his! I mean, of course they are - that's how he paints. I'd have liked to have seen how the Masters, or even other recent or current painters, follow what he outlines. I'm sure they do, these rules are fairly obvious although I'll be the first to admit I haven't been following them and I'll start analyzing my layouts etc. more before I commit to a finished piece. It's too bad, too, that the rules don't crossover well into other mediums, like colored or graphite pencil work, even watercolors. Granted the book does state that it's about composition in painting but you'd figure that rules are going to apply to every medium.

So it was worthwhile, but frankly I wish I'd purchased a soft cover version for $10 less, this isn't going to be a 'go to' guide for me.
Āłł_Ÿøūrš
As a hobbyist painter, I’ve long felt my biggest stumbling block is composition. I always seem to make basic mistakes and never realize I’ve made them until it’s too late. So I’ve decided to educate myself to eliminate this blind spot.

This book has been amazing in helping me overcome my shortcomings. I’ve long known about complementary color, the rule of thirds, etc., but this book goes far beyond that. From the concept of armatures on which you can hang the details of your work, to the importance of edge quality and seeing the world in terms of masses of hue and value, my eyes have been opened to concepts I’d never been taught or even considered before. I will no longer look at composition in the same way again.

Highly recommended. If you really study this book and try the exercises, you can’t help but see an improvement to your own work.
JoJogar
This book is written for painters, but it is also valuable for more advanced photographers who might shoot a beautiful object according to the "rule of thirds" and wonder why the resulting image is boring or cliched. Roberts provides practical tips on how to COMPOSE your image (set up your still life, frame your landscape shot) so that the background, foreground, object and lighting combine to create an image-as-a-whole that is striking. Don't expect simple formulae - you will have work hard to convert Roberts' comments for painters into insights for photographers - but learning to see (i) framing + (ii) armature + (iii) value masses will make a dramatic difference to your images. Not much content in the last 18 pages - the "gallery of greats" and "expressing your artistic voice" - but well worth it for the other 120-odd pages.
Kazijora
I love this book and have ordered copies for other artist friends. It comes with a DVD which my painting group viewed and discussed as we watched it. I have referred to it many times while working on a landscape. It is insightful and practical. I also love Mr. Roberts painting style, so that has obviously affected my opinion of his book, but the comments throughout on composition hold true in any style. I have struggled as an artist with composing rather than just copying a scene before me. His suggestions and instructions made sense to me.
Tiv
This is a great book for composition, in the past i had many other composition books that touches same topic. I was really surprised that i still learned lots of tricks, love the personal quotes from other artist, and his view of art, this book is never boring to read, easy to read with great examples.

Only when it arrived i noticed it had a dvd, i was surprised, i only read reviews and not the description of the item, this is probably the coolest book i bought this year. Take a chance by reading it, you might learn a couple of tricks too.
This is one of those very rare books that we're always searching for - it lives up to, and exceeds, expectations. No need to rehash the praises here in the reviews except to say that this is most definitely a worthwhile addition to your art library. It's telling that most of the 'negative' reviews here address problems with delivery or purchases from used booksellers rather than the actual content!!

Composition is so very important to what we do as representational artists, and this book is a solid foundation in that art within an art ~ and then some. Buy with confidence.
Mastering Composition: Techniques and Principles to Dramatically Improve Your Painting (Mastering (North Light Books)) download epub
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Author: Ian Roberts
ISBN: 1581809247
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Painting
Language: English
Publisher: North Light Books; Har/DVD edition (November 29, 2007)
Pages: 144 pages