To award-winning plein air painter, John Burton, the gestation cycle of a painting starts with drawing, then value, then color. However, at every stage of this process, he considers design and composition--the contrast, value structure, shapes, even the brushstrokes! In Part 8 of this mini series, John explains what goes into the outstanding design and composition of a painting.
Ahmed Aldoori has been out of the studio life for the last few years, choosing instead to build up his social media brand and support himself through Patreon. In this interview, he tells Bobby how he tamed the various monsters on this journey: anxiety, insecurity, procrastination, and the apex predator of them all, the social media monster, coming out the other side and succeeding on his own terms.