Of course, everyone knows you should avoid compositions that are symmetrical - because they are boring....

"600 Plus"
And, naturally, everyone knows you should equally avoid placing the center of interest in the middle of compositions for the same reason - they are boring....

"Book Ends and Odds"
Never have a line exit your compositions exactly in a corner - it creates two arrows leading the eye out of your painting...

"Stain Glass Daffodil"
Some visual symbols, once seen, can draw your attention more than others - like an eye ball, or a person.

"Chessie at Thomas Point"
"Boat Shed (CMM)"
 

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