These are three 5 x 7 inch demos that I did the first day of my teen acrylic class today.
We looked at value first.
Then we added color being aware of shadows and
reflected light from the shiny white plates.
We also talked about why some things get accepted into shows and others don't.
Could it be color, technique, point of view...?
An unexpected angle gives the painting more interest.
We also played with placement.
You can view the student work at