I was in two minds whether to post this at all. One step forward and two back. Interestingly the thumbnail sketch doesn’t look too bad. Between doing the sketch and the full painting I changed quite a few things. I missed out the left hand trees/buildings/whatever that balanced the right hand side trees. I changed the foreground and left out the bit of land in the bottom right hand corner. I changed the far trees on the left hand side. Finally I stretched the whole thing out top to bottom.
None of these changes improved the picture. So why did I think they would? (kicks self)