on creating a good picture :-
is more.—indicate, don’t illustrate,
all times work to ‘capture the light’.
the rule of 3rds to help make a good arrangement.
the importance of shadows and reflections.
both ‘busy’ areas and ‘quiet’ areas.
the number of colours used in your painting to 4 or 5 or 6 at
the most—in this way get your colours to ‘talk to each
the occasional ‘colour-gate’ allowing one colour to bleed
a balance of ‘lost’
and ‘found’ edges (soft and hard).
foregrounds simple and warm and use them to take the viewer on a
journey into your painting.
as few brush strokes as possible—see how few you can get away
tonal perspective to add depth.
out the ‘focal point’ of your painting and treat everything
else in your painting as a ‘back drop’.
for ‘contrast’ and changes in tonal ‘value’ - put lights
against darks to add impact to your painting.
all, go for ‘feelings; and not ‘facts’.