It is much more refined!! But the original was very nice too.(as is all of your work!!)
Susan, I like it! Now I see the cherries as the prime focus and my eye lingers there, but doesn't get stuck. That circular movement keeps me going and returning again to the cherries. Great job. Vikki Bouffardvikkibouffard.blogspot.com
I like them both very much. It is the change in the background, very interesting.
Someone else told me never to throw away a painting. As you become a better painter, you can often see what was wrong with a "bad" painting and fix it. I think you just proved the point. It wasn't really a bad painting, but your technique has improved and the changes you made really made it into a great painting!