I'm reading a book now on how to improve my painting, and I really tried hard to "listen" to what the book says. There is this "one rule of composition", that when used makes your paintings more readable through the colors and the values (lightness and darkness of a color), and makes your composition exciting. I still find the setting up part so difficult and such a task. I normally just want to get in and begin painting. And thus begins my downward fall.....or steep decline.....or rugged descent...! I have another painting to post tomorrow that was composed before reading the book. More details to follow.