Hi all,
I'm doing a painting at the moment, just got the background down and I'd like as much as help and advice as possible before I move further into the foreground and any mistakes will be harder to fix!
This is what the painting looks like now: (although the colours are slightly more vibrant in real life so please take that into account)
Need Critique and Advice for Acrylic Painting asap
Need Critique and Advice for Acrylic Painting asap
Need Critique and Advice for Acrylic Painting asap

This is a basic sketch of what will be the finished product (without colours)..It shows you what the composition is going to be, the biggest bird being the point of focus:
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And a picture of what the colours of the birds (Paleheaded Rosellas) will be:
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My questions are..Is the composition good? Colour scheme? I'm using acrylic paints, how can I make the background fade out more to make sure the foreground is the focus? (a wash, maybe, of white or grey..I don't know, help?) My problem is I always seem to go for the extremes..bright blue, bright green, all in the background AND foreground so it looks like a rainbow, all fighting for your attention and I really don't want that lol!
But most importantly..What can I improve??
Thank you, I'd love as much input as possible, as soon as possible, so I can continue on the painting!!