Re: Background foliage
Wow! I didn't expect so many great suggestions! You guys are amazing!
Simplify, yes, good idea, especially since I still have so much to learn. Thank you Idylbrush.
Difficult reference - Just your saying that lifted a load off my shoulders. Really! My husband took this photo while in Panama. They have incredible birds there. Crop, simplify, focus on the bird yes I like that. Thank you Patrick.
Deep breath - Oh yes, I need it LOL! I like your idea of just a few leaves and stalks. Thank you Chammi.
Crop again, general impression of foliage. I will try as I'm not good at loose painting. Good idea, focus on one of the other. Thank you Maureen.
I have Gimp, which is similar to Photoshop. Blurring, I can do on the computer, not so good at it with the paintbrush. Something I need to learn how to do. Thank you Derek.
I really appreciate everyone's help!
From the Florida Keys... where your paint never dries