the path of a moving point, left by a tool.
The way light reflects off surfaces. Light must be present.
An area enclosed by line, or seen as an area because of color or value changes. 2-dimensional. They can be geometric or organic.
The relative lightness or darkness of a surface. Helps define the form of objects being drawn or painted.
Refers to the surface quality in a work of art. It can be the actual surface feel of an area or the simulated or implied appearance of roughness or smoothness.
3-dimensional. They occupy space, but can also give the illusion that they occupy the space in the case of 2-dimensional art.
The way colour, shape and value work together in contrast to create the picture as a whole.
How one object looks in comparison to another in the same space.
How one object is in largeness to another.
The open or empty area round, above, between, within, or below objects.
Shows movement through the artist's repetition of certain Elements Of Art.
Artists know that if certain Elements Of Art are used to create a Rhythm, there will be visual movement. The viewer's eye is drawn from one object to the next as they appear over and over in a piece of work.
The arrangement of the parts of an artwork to give an overall sense of equality in visual weight. Formal - an imaginary line of symmetry. Informal - an asymmetrical layout is used. Radial - the pattern "radiates" from the centre point.
The artist paints to make the viewer look especially at this particular spot - the emphasised point.
How everything is layed out in the painting.
A repeated pattern or element used in the painting.
Using complementary colours, opposite tonal values, different shapes etc.
Using related colors, repeating lines and shapes and themes.