Yesterday I had a delightful class sponsored by my local ANG chapter. "How to do a stitch guide for painted canvas". The morning was spent with various ways to look at a piece, deciding where to place emphasis (i.e. focal point), when to place texture or not, etc. After a wonderful lunch at a local resturant (not a chain), we returned to the library and focused in on the various canvas pieces brought by the class members. The techiques for analying a piece work well for line drawn canvas and even for charted canvas when we want to change something.
Overall, a great way to spend a hot Saturday.