1. in what area is critique to be sought?
2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
To imitate Chinese painting of trees.
3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
Evening, outdoors- sun was setting, and I looked up and saw amazing texture and color in the clouds. Got some trees to frame them, and kept the clouds in the negative space.
4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
I think it really feels like a Chinese painting- I've had some friends who were tricked into thinking this was really a Chinese ink painting. Maybe the center of the picture could do with more drama, though.