Scott uses a photo and a study of Darby Creek to discuss organizing the elements of a scene into a strong composition.
Beware of repetitive elements in your scene including similar:
Once you identify the main elements of the scene that interest you, try to eliminate or minimize other elements. Find the "star of the show" and establish a simple composition. Add to the composition until you feel the center of interest looses focus.
One way to minimize repetition is to organize similar elements into a larger shape or an interesting pattern of shapes.
Several photos of Darby Creek are available on the Downloads Tab
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Oil or gouache paints.