I can see the benefits of thinking in layers showing in your work. Let's go a step further, and try using this awareness to simplify the image. In the following paintings, the artists have seen a way to refine a complex subject down to a few steps. Choose one of these, or another painting you find that you admire, and copy a section that presents itself to you as a series of layers - the street shadows in Alvaro Castagnet's bridge scene, for example, or the floor in John Yardley's interior.
Then, look for a photo that includes a similar subject, and see if you can apply the same kind of thinking to translate it into paint.
|Leslie Frontz Brown-Eyed Beauties|
|Harbour Bridge, Sydney Alvaro Castagnet|