I paint with two different groups and we critique in both. Critiques can be so helpful as we don't always see things with our little faces up against our canvases. Anyway I took this for one of the group critiques and I had painted trees behind the cows and it just wasn't working for me. I had brushed them out and at that point I had a dirty looking sky behind the cows. One of the people in my group suggested I just paint in some clean sky color at the top and nothing else. I like the very subtle suggestion of trees in the background now. After all of this yapping I just wanted to say to get in on a group critique if possible or find someone who's work you respect and ask them. They may come up with something you wouldn't consider doing on your own.
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