Study the Golden Section
“Master the principles of design. Study the golden section so you can build a composition organically. Color should always be secondary to good drawing and strong design. There is nothing more important than design.” ~Sydney McGinley
Read more about McGinley’s pastel portrait paintings in the feature article “From the Ground Up: Choosing the surface and deciding on an undercolor are the first steps in creating gorgeous pastels,” from the September 2011 issue of The Artist’s Magazine.