This painting has undergone several transformations and for the time being it's complete!
My perspective was off due to combining the two photos together. The lighting, shadows, and placement of foliage causing the many changing transformations!
Above painting before painting over the foliage on the left side. I thought it was too busy. Afterwards, I wished I'd left alone. There was so much added texture to the leaves when I applied more paint it did not look right.
Gotta love the learning curve!