My painting buddy recently told me that my backgrounds are too dark. Well, I didn't change my background here, (sorry buddy) but I brightened up things in the foreground a bit. I think it was the crummy weather. It snowed!!! Agh! So I brought out some bright color to cheer myself up. Lots of pretty thick paint here. My palette was a few hours old so the paint thickened and I didn't use any medium in the paint. I actually carved the whole thing. Enjoy.