Well, I think we have come to the end of our journey with this painting. I know it's hard to get the feel of the real thing in a photograph this size, but if you click on the picture you will get a better idea. The colors are very close to what I have in the painting, as are the values, but you are going to see a lot of sharpness in the trees that is not that exaggerated in real life. The cameras pick up all the different colors and sort of separate them.
In the end I had to really kick back the color intensity of the castle itself, so that it would recede behind the figure. I had a good long discussion with an artist friend about the perspective and think I have learned a few tricks for the next painting :) This one though, is a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) lol.
I have to wait for this to dry before I try a frame...want to see how it looks in both an antique silver and antique gold...each will accentuate a different part of the painting, so am not sure yet.
I truly appreciate all the feedback that I've gotten with this long process of painting...thank you so much for following this whole 6 week process!