Before a painting is finished ask yourself…

  • Design
    Does your design create a center of interest in a way that is balanced but not boring?
  • Color
    Do your color choices create the mood you had intended?
  • Dominance
    Do you use the principle of dominance so it supports that mood?
  • Distance
    Does your painting have depth?
  • Edges
    Do you use edges in a way that leads the eye through the painting?
  • Mark Making
    Do you use marks that support your idea and your mood?
  • Unity of Effect
    Do all parts of the painting seem to create a whole, or does any part look out of place?