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painting lesson on space division and composition

Unequal Space Division

There is one principle of composition that will help your paintings look more interesting to your viewers more than any other technique. The secret lies in how you divide your painting into shapes.

The key design principle is called unequal space division. Having a variety of sizes of shapes rather than a lot of shapes the same size is one of the most important principles of abstract painting design.

painting lesson on space division and composition
Watch this video on composition to learn more.


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