Author Archives: Greg Albert

Botanical Painting

Teasels and Berries (watercolor) is a lovely botanical painting that should inspire artists to explore this unusual and interesting genre.

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Design That Delivers

No matter how representational or realistic, a painting must be based on an underlying composition of interesting shapes, effective use of contrast, and a path for the eye.

Focal Point Vs. Center of Interest

Greg Albert, our Art Clinic expert, explains the difference between the concepts of focal point and center of interest in a painting and how they can work together for a stronger work of art.

Speaking of Abstract Art

Sometimes an abstract painting—that is, a non representational painting such as Moon Walk by P.A. Pearson—can seem harder to critique than a painting with identifiable subject matter.