As you can see from this image of the work on my easel, I am in the process of altering one area of it. I don’t really know why, other than it doesn’t look right. It doesn’t exactly look wrong but it isn’t right either. So, what was wrong about it? I don’t really know. I think it was because the leaves in that area appeared a little too dense and to fix it I’ve decided I need to start over in that area.

Does everyone else see it in the same way? I have wondered about this for some time now. I have my wife and one or both of my two daughters critique my work at various times during the process. My daughters usually agree with me but my wife is the wild card and as such often provides the most useful criticism.