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How to make an oil landscape painting more interesting
Original painting by Kenrick Tsang, Suggestions by Yong Chen
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Pull the foreground closer

Second step of suggestions to improve: Pull the foreground closerI would brighten up the color in the foreground. This creates more of a difference between the foreground and the background.

At this time, the painting still looks a bit too static, lacks motion and a point of interest.

Add an interesting moving object

Third step of suggestions to improve: Adding an interesting moving objectTo relieve the stillness, I have added a flying bird to the foreground, which becomes the point of interest of the painting.

One last touch

Four step of suggestions to improve: last touchAdding brushstrokes on the water gives the effect of movement.

That's it. Click here to compare the painting before and after.

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