More than a Good Composition

“Spring Street” (watercolor and casein on paper, 12 x 9 in.)

“Good composition is always based on horizontals versus verticals,” says Anne Hightower-Patterson. “That becomes the armature upon which I build my compositions; those elements move the eye through the artwork.” Still, it is the sense of place (“an area of downtown Charleston not yet gentrified”) and the people who live there that give Spring Street its pathos.

Learn how to create complicated watercolor paintings like Hightower-Patterson’s Spring Street in a straightforward way with Linda Baker.


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