One of the compositional ideas discussed in the book is illustrated in a painting by Sanchez Cotan, Still-Life. As you can see below the fruits and vegetables are placed on the arc of a circle which governs the composition.
Composition in still life painting is one of the subjects that will be covered in our summer still life painting workshop at the Academy of Realist Art, Boston. Details are below.
Still Life Painting
August 20 – 31 10 days 10 am - 5 pm Cost $1150
Instructor Brian MacNeil
Students will compose, set up and complete a still life painting. Learning topics will include still life composition, paint handling, lighting, and oil painting techniques and materials. Brian will share his experiences on still life painting and how to overcome common difficulties that may occur during the process.