Composing the “Vague”-Shape Landscape


The composition approach shown in this lesson is best suited for subject matter that has lots of vague edges, such as leafless or wispy tree branches containing lots of detail that needs to be implied rather than rendered, or in situations in which thin elements such as individual tree trunks need to be placed separately rather than clustered into a mass. This approach will enable a strong composition as well as properly set up natural looking edges.

This lesson is really a Part 2 to the March lesson on Composition. Although you need not have completed the previous lesson in order to benefit from this one, it would be ideal to understand what’s covered in both.

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About This Lesson

In this lesson, I’ll show you step-by-step how to plan out your thumbnail sketch so you can reference a well edited design in order to create a strong block-in. I’ll then show and explain the progress steps to develop the rest of the painting in a way that allows your block-in to do most of the work for you, and better enables you to selectively choose which areas to define and which to leave implied.

How it Works

Painting the Poetic Landscape monthly lessons give you a unique opportunity to study (virtually) with Barbara Jaenicke. Purchase access to the lesson and you will be provided with a downloadable PDF with a lesson written by Barbara.

After completing the exercise you can upload your painting and within 10 days (often less!) you’ll receive a personalized review of your painting from Barbara.


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