Re: Monument Valley
I love Arizona/Utah landscapes, Monument Valley is one of the best. Edgar Whitney said "I don't want the truth, I want a beautiful lie", so free yourself from the reference photo. While you were faithful to the color and composition of the photo, I don't think it helps the painting. I think the foreground and middle ground could use some additional separation over the photo. The middle ground rocks can still be orange/yellow, but a cooler (more neutral) shade would help. Or they could be a color of your choosing. Value is king, so perhaps this separation could be created by a value change between the foreground and mid ground. Play with it digitally, and see if you can find anything you like. Best wishes.