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Flow in Composition

Compose masterpieces that catch and keep the viewers attention.

Expressive Portraits

Flow in Composition

Compose masterpieces that catch and keep the viewers attention.

*These classes are available to Masterclass graduates as part of the  BoldMaster+ Membership.

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Binge watched while writing 3 pages in my morning pages. Had to stop a couple times because I was so intrigued!

Liz was easy to follow...

...and so looking forward now to making my own and painting with her!! Great job, Liz."

~ Nancy Searle

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Compositions Made Simple
Craft compositions that keep people coming back for more.

Too many artists leave their work up to fate and don't have a clear direction on how to compose a painting. 'Flow in Composition'  will help you create unique compositions that communicate the ideas behind your art and create engaging masterpieces. 


  • The fundamental rules of composition

  • How to formulate your own reference image

  • Paint Sketching Technique 

Composition gives your work structure and plays a big role in how your work is perceived and understood.  A bad composition can lead a viewers eye off your canvas and onto the next one. A good composition will hold the viewers attention!

Get started with simple techniques to upgrade your composition skills and keep the viewer focused on YOUR work!

*Please note: the painting study of this composition is found in the Follow up class called 'Composing Bold Portraits' by Liz Ranney


Dive into a world where painting and imagination become one. 

Can you imagine composing a piece of art entirely from your own imagination without having to worry about copyrighted reference photos? Liz Ranney is the Canadian artist behind this piece. Her work unites expressive faces with elements of nature to create bold imagery.

Liz teaches the basic techniques of composition and shows you how to combine elements to make your own unique work, becoming less reliant on reference images and leaning more on your own imagination.


  • Apply rules of composition

  • Tell a story with visual elements

  • Add Florals to a portrait

  • Complete a Portrait Painting 

This class follows Liz's Composition Basic Training class: Flow in Composition

Student Gallery


Explained so well.

Can’t wait to put it into practice."

~ Valerie Stanger

★ ★ ★ ★ ★



This is a very interesting concept to creating ones own composition. Great ideas. I’m going to play with this. Thank you. Look forward to the next lesson."

 - Jan

★ ★ ★ ★ ★


Liz Ranney

Liz Ranney is a painter, muralist, illustrator, and graphic designer living in the Okanagan Valley with her husband and two daughters. Her work is high energy with bright and bold color. She likes to explore visual stories and ideas of connection, interaction, expression, and beauty. Liz earned a BFA in Visual Arts at UBC Okanagan.

IG: @lizranneyart 


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