Valuable Advice from Steve Fleming

“Rockport Village” 18 x 24 Watercolor, Steve Fleming

In his article, Steve Fleming writes: "When painting it is easy to become so involved in the subject matter with all of the details, textures, and colors presenting so many possibilities that our paintings never quite have focus or a feeling of unity. Sometimes we achieve nothing more than to present to the viewer either a collection of random thoughts about a place or detail laden color drawing. We paint around the subject never quite making a point."   

He continues on to give us some very valuable advice for achieving focus in our paintings using a strong value plan and focal point. Whether you paint with oils, acrylics or watercolors, whether your landscapes are painted with precise detail or expressive loose brushstrokes, if you follow the suggestions outlined in this article you should experience some dramatic improvements and increased satisfaction with your artwork!


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