Choosing what to paint -
I learn a lot from looking at other blogs. I read this one today and it has such good information about how to choose what excites you about a photograph and what to leave out.
I found this artist by looking at the judge's picks for last month's contest at Daily Paintworks which is another resource, too. You don't have to be a member to enter the contests either. I entered one this month, too.
Here is the link to a wonderful blog by Brienne Brown. Thank you for this helpful information
Here's a painting I did recently where I cropped out a lot and was happy with the design it created. The yellows surround the purples of the turnips.
In this one the Hollyhocks caught my attention.