Mastering Composition

4 Foundational Principles to help you dramatically
and consistently improve your paintings.

Over 60,000 people have bought the book Mastering Composition.

Over 180,000 subscribers watch Ian’s YouTube channel.

Mastering Composition

4 Foundational Principles to help you dramatically and consistently
improve your paintings.

Mastering Composition

4 Foundational Principles to help you dramatically and consistently improve your paintings

Over 60,000 people have bought the book Mastering Composition.

Over 180,000 subscribers watch Ian’s YouTube channel.

Some examples of my paintings

All paintings are oil on canvas

Books

Over 60,000 people have bought Ian Roberts’s book Mastering Composition and over 20,000 people have bought Creative Authenticity !

Online courses with Ian Roberts

Courses

Mastering Composition
Build the Foundation to Dramatically Improve your Painting

The most effective and efficient way to experience the skills to confidently and consistently give expression to your artistic voice.

A six-week course once a year 

Mastering Composition

4 Foundational Principles to help you dramatically
and consistently improve your paintings.

Here’s what some of those students
had to say about the experience
of learning to draw in this course

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“It was wonderful. I’ve heard a lot about composition over the years. Ian put it all in a logical sequence and built on it week by week so it really sunk in this time.
I am applying it now. Consistently. And my paintings show it. I just won an Honorable Mention in a regional juried show.

Mary Lynch

Saint Paul, MN

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“I know I needed to practice to improve.So that I have something to do to improve a bit each day. But what? This course solved that.
Each day I had something to focus on. And it built during the month step-by-step. You can feel you are making real progress.

Margaret McTeigue

Lenox, MA

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“I have to tell you how wonderful your classes have been! I have been doing art my whole life and painting for a long time, and I’ve taken a lot of classes, but yours is truly unique in terms of how much value you pack in in such a short time.

Anne Greenstreet

Boulder, Colorado

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“What a gift it has been. I feel exceedingly confident, for once, in my painting abilities.
I know now what to do, how to do it, and why.”

Katie Fleming

Weston, Florida

A FREE Monthly Program to Dramatically Improve Your Painting

You Get 4 Videos Each Month on One Important Theme

All of my YouTube videos are related to Mastering Composition. Yet that involves a lot of ideas:

  • seeing more simply
  • reducing needless details
  • seeing in value masses
  • thinking about design and structure
  • understanding how to use color.

These ideas on composition form the foundation your painting is built on.

Get this one step right and everything else in the painting process flows more smoothly.

Woman watching an online painting video course with Ian Roberts
4 Fundamental principles to Create Better Paintings

Start by watching my FREE video

This video outlines the basic theme of the whole Mastering Composition video series and gives you a context to engage with.