Hi, it's been awhile. So, I'm working on this oil painting. It's going to be a wedding gift and I want it to be a good one. This is by far the most minute and detailed painting I've ever tried to do. It's not finished yet. I want to play with the values of the trees, add some variation, and add some details/bush and scrub at the base.
You can probably tell this is from a photo - one I took a few years ago. From left to center is where I followed the photo. The right and upper sections are referenced from other photos I've found of the area on the net, and some of it still looks sloppy.
My worry is that, after all the bright colors and careful brushwork it still feels kind of plain and flat. All crits and advice will be greatly appreciated.
UPDATE: Hmmmm I'm trying to upload the pic but I keep getting an error message.
I'll put the pic on my DA page and link it: Here it is: http://tarthursmith.deviantart.com/a...253A1366459429