Relatively, painting is easy. Anyone technically can do it. But, what’s hard about it is the technical aspect, and coming up with an idea. It’s easy to just paint whatever when you have the skill, but harder to come up with a masterpiece.
Somewhere great to look for inspiration of painting a genuine piece is classic paintings. What makes classic paintings so eye catching and interesting? Is it the color, texture, mood or theme? Maybe it’s just what the subject is.
What’s important is that your art reflects an original and all together individual thought. When you look to classic paintings for inspiration, you should just be taking inspiration from aspects of the painting. Art is originality, not copying. Think about individual aspects of the following pictures and try to tie them into your next painting.