Hi Matt, this is Caitlin.
This piece is still a work in progress, but I’m looking for guidance as I finish it.
I have toned down the brightness of the green fields as you suggested, to push them into the background. I’m also using warm light and cool shadows like you suggested to bring out the “magical” feeling. While I like the pastels I am hoping you can help me with the value structure. Which areas would you leave light and which would you make darker? I’m also trying to be soft with my rendering of the fields, houses and trees in the background, but are there choice areas where you would be detailed?
It’s still very much in progress but I would appreciate your guidance on those areas, as well as any other advice you may have.