Tip #21 Abstracted foreground
Foregrounds can be so difficult to do sometimes. You don't want the viewer to get "stuck" there and not meander further into the painting because you put so much details into your foreground. On the other hand, the foreground is the anchor of the painting. That's why I like to make mine often colorful but abstracted to that it may be interesting without being arresting. The devil is in the details, they say...
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