soldThis was a great practice piece. I used a spot light this time because the light outside was so weak. I think it helped make the painting more dramatic. Three things that often lead to bad paintings, and all of them have to do with weakness.
1. weak center of attention - no story is being told in the painting.
2. weak lighting - no drama
3. weak paint application- lack of boldness or confidence by the artist.
Remember, the meek shall inherit the earth. The weak get zip.