The Rule of Thirds
The Golden Mean
Unequal Division of Space
What Not to Do
In the next piece, the large island shapes blocks the viewers access to the image and is not inviting. The mountain shape peaks at the center of the horizon serving to accentuate the center of the piece even more. Changing the placement of the island to open access to the image and changing the angle of the mountain makes for a more pleasing view into the scene.
How to Compose in the Middle and Make it work
As Always, Happy Painting and Drawing!