Before & After - An Oil Painting

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Before

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At times a painting just doesn't seem to be right, but it takes me a while to figure out what is bothering me about it. The top painting is the finished piece. Compared to the smaller bottom image, I believe it has more punch and definition. It almost ended up in the trash, but I think it now has merit after changing the oranges to intense reds, adding more contrast, balancing the greens and changing the top color bar, boxes and sky next to red horizontal.

What do you think? Your comments are always welcome.

Thanks.