I added a bush to the lower right of the painting.
This helps draw the viewer into the painting.
This summer some artist friends and I went to The Clark Museum to see the Van Gogh exhibit. On our way home, we saw this little cottage by a gas station. I kept the shape, but took some liberties with the landscaping. Below is my palette, lights for the sunshine and darks for shadows. I adapted this from Peggi Kroll Robert's Painting From Photos video.