This painting is from a reference 6" x 8" piece by the same name that I did last week . At that time , I mentioned that I would keep it as a reference and do a larger painting during the winter.
Well guess what? I could not wait !
I feel that this is a much stronger painting. The composition is stronger in that the large empty 'sky area' in the original has been toned down by the addition of the tree behind the house. It just seemed to fill that space. The colour is more harmonious as well in the 'new' painting. I hope that you agree.
The addition of the red (complimentary to the green) barn on the far left works well visually, helping to move the house to the right, making it less centered in the composition , which is an improvement..