Excuse the dark photo - took it tonight and with the flash on it looked terrible so I took the darker (non-flash) shot and lightened it a bit in Photoshop. I was very discouraged earlier today - the whole thing looked too busy and Woody wasn't standing out. I left it (and the house) for the afternoon and realized he needed a couple of things to make him pop off the background. I gave him a slightly lightened aura and also used black pen (smudged a bit) to make his outline more defined. I lightened the leaves a bit to create a more fuzzy and receding background. Might need some more of that. Did some work on the tree with watercolor crayons and so that it looks less busy. Needs more work on the sides and then some finishing varnish. This is not my usual type of painting and it was a bit out of my comfort zone, but I'm glad I continued with it and learned a bit about composition at the same time. It is a bit brighter IRL as I said before - I'll post when complete. I'm linking to Paint Party Friday. If you'd like to see some fabulous art by very talented artists - hop over and check it out. Thanks for stopping by - have a blessed and art filled day!