Book size: 72 pages
13.9 x 13.7 cm
(5.5" x 5.4")




Intuitiveness cannot be taught. Eventually all artists paint intuitively. Rules and formats support that intuition.

This book about composition is small, straight forward, direct, easy to read, and easy to carry. It grew from notes made through the years and embodies the belief in the power of a good beginning. There are 85 coloured reproductions of watercolour paintings illustrating 26 formats for compositions, 9 attention grabbers, 8 controllers, and a chapter on making a picture with cut-and-paste changes and tracing-down techniques.

The book is an organized and inspirational reference source for beginner, intermediate and advanced artists.


Single copy at $30 each plus shipping
(Canada Post)

Carton of 20 books at $20 each
for a total of $400 plus shipping
(Canada Post)

Copyright 2012 Alice Cowan, watercolor artist, author of Composition.