I posted the comment below on Facebook and an artist friend made some suggestions so here is Take 2 of The Three Teddy Bears Go Camping. What she suggested was that I make the cold sky and background warmer and fill in the trees. So here is the new and improved The Three Teddy Bears Go Camping
I’m still trying to find a balance between careful clean brushwork and the more interesting combinations of “dirty” brush. I just bought a book on color theory which should help me. I feel at this point I’m diving into too many colors at once and loosing clarity. But I’m also getting interesting textures and brushwork.