Thursday, 22 March 2007

Denouement: The making of a work of art

How does an artist produce a work of genius? What goes through their minds? What planning does it require -- and what work, what mental work?

A new tutorial by artist Michael Newberry explains how he produced his brilliant painting Denouement (above left): the thinking behind it; the error in his original composition; the new discoveries he had to make in colour theory, in composition, and in the integration of light and of objects in space; and the breakthrough that brought it all together. In a tutorial as magnificent as his painting, and with 45 images to help guide you, Newberry takes you by the hand and walks you through the production of a work of art.

Take the time to join him on that journey. It's an experience you won't regret.

LINK: The making of Denouement - Newberry Workshop

Art, Objectivism

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this PC, an amazing tutorial. To those who complain about Newberry's use of color, I suspect the painting in reality looks quite different to how it is rendered on the screen, as with most works of art.

    It's terrible to think that it has never been reviewed by an art critic, and that Newberry made less than minimum wage, effectively, for his time working on it.


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