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08-26-2008, 09:51 PM
mastering Composition by Ian Roberts

Looks very promising.

08-27-2008, 07:22 AM
I actually have this book, it comes with a DVD with exercises on it to help master composition. I thought for the most part the book was really easy to understand and if the exercises are followed composition almost become instinctual, at least for fairly basic types of composition anyway. Some of the chapters are a little difficult to grasp(or were for me) but I think this is more to do with needing to train your eyes to see composition which is a lot like seeing colour or tone etc.

The chapterd in the book are - Armatures, Abstract Massess: Cropping & Framing, Colour Shapes, Guiding the eye through the picture, Gallery of greats and Expressing your artist voice.
Total pages are 142

I recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn about how to compose their paintings or even anyone wanting to really grasp more advanced compositions.

Hope this was useful :)