I couldn't stand it. I just had to fix the back of the crate. Ahhhh.....much better. While I was at it, I added some shadows onto the floor, being cast by the crate door. I also toned down the left side of the crate, near the top of the painting. Keeping the higher/lighter area, nearer the dogs face, creates a place for the viewer's eye to flow and rest. Which is on those cute brown eyes looking up at us. Would love to hear other's thoughts on this painting.
I'm in the process of doing an illustration of the monthly challenge, The legend of the silkies... oh, I probably haven't spelled that right. I apologize if I haven't. I don't have my reference visible to me at the moment.
I hadn't heard of this legend before and found it to be very fascinating and fun. I must say I am having fun working on the illustration.