I think I've come up with one of the problems with this painting. It's too cool. It's supposed to be a summer day and since I live in Kelowna I picture it hot... this picture is not. Short of redoing the whole thing, I don't think I can change that. I really dislike the background colour... Even the sky bugs me... I guess I should take Katherine's advice... Put it away for a few days.
This is going to take lots more work I'm afraid. Back to the family portrait.