One of the advantages of studio painting is the control you have over your environment, your light, your time and even your perspective. Why not turn your painting on end or upside down? When you look at things from a different angle you can trick your eye into seeing things as they are instead of as your brain thinks they should be.
Painting straight horizon lines becomes easier when the painting rotated.
Turn the painting to accomodate your natural brush stokes.
I’ve worked more highlight and shadow detail into the greenery and built up the sky but realized there was a balance issue with so many raking diagonals happening in only one direction.
To counterbalance the one way diagonals I painted out the horizontal cloud formations and created diagonals which are tipped in the opposite direction,