June 25, 2017

The Principle of Dimension

A few nights ago I had a handful of people over at my studio for a night of art making. My friend and sculptor Joe Brubaker brought a bunch of small wood pieces with him, and everyone had the option of glueing them to their paintings.

Adding this dimensional element to my work was at first very difficult! I found that no matter what I did, the little wood piece dominated the overall composition and threw everything off balance. Then a simple, but effective, solution hit me.

Watch the video, and let me know what you think. Do you add any sculptural quality to your paintings, or vice versa? I would love to hear.

In gratitude, Nick

PS   Be certain to check out the amazing work of Joe Brubaker at http://www.joebrubaker.com/

Nicholas Wilton

Hi! I’m
Nicholas Wilton
the founder of Art2Life.

With over 20 years experience as a working artist and educator, I’ve developed a systematic approach that brings authenticity, spontaneity and joy back into the creative process.

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