I wasn't pleased with this painting as it stood so toned down the background a bit and then tried to get the foreground to read fallen leaves, bits of stuff, but nothing quite readable. Needed to fiddle with it for a while. Still not quite happy with it so...may be a do-over with a different idea for the background and foreground?
There are some artists out there who always seem so pleased with their work. Does that mean they only share the best stuff - or are they really pleased with everything they paint? And if the latter, how do they do that? I'm always finding fault, either in the effort it took to make it or the outcome itself. Oh, well. I am going to do this over and play with those textures more and perhaps leave the bg pale light but not yellow. Or less background sky area? Or...still in the thinking stages! ha ha