I've been doing portraits for a while and recently delved into learning how to do environments and backgrounds. There are a couple things I've found particularly challenging: 1. Not having the background take away from the focal point of the painting (in this case the face and bird) 2. making the character and background looking cohesive (I added a bunch of green to the shadows of the skin) 3. making realistic looking trees, leaves and grass (i.e. replecating a texture rather than exactly what you see). The picture is supposed to communicate a sense of wonder and curiosity from both the fairy and bird.
Comments on other things that might not look right, but are unrelated to above-mentioned concerns are also appreciated