|Genesis 1:3,4 Nina-Marie Sayre|
Am I the only one that finds Pinterest the mother of all rabbit holes? Whenever I'm on there, I find something else that captures my interest. And down the rabbit hole, I go! That's where this whole obsession with composition types began. Long ago, I found a graphic from a book, Composition of Outdoor Painting by Edgar Alwin Payne. Payne (1883-1947). Payne was an American painter known mainly for his work of Western US landscapes. This graphic (you can download a copy here) really changed the way I thought about composition. With a few pages of simple line drawings, I could easily see the different types of composition. Always before it seemed too complicated when really it wasn't. So a big Thank You to Edgar Payne for showing me the light.
After a quick search of my calendar days, I did find a few more examples of composition forms.