Experimented with this concept today, after doing some quick studies of Klee and other artists such as Van Gogh.
Ended up producing a sketch and two abstract works or serials.
The rule of thirds states that 2/3rds of the canvas should be neutral tones and colours and the remaining third should be made up of contrasting colours (i.e. those opposite on the colour wheel – indigo/yellow).
Think that I could have made more use of initial primary colours (i.e. using a warm yellow and a cold yellow) when mixing and I have tried to add this on afterwards. When I was reading the RA magazine today, I kept seeing this rule everywhere!!!
Disclaimer: no patterned carpets were damaged in the making of this artwork.