I have had this painting of mule deer around my home for about six months wondering how I can improve it. It finally hit me that the orange light in the background wasn't natural in that it went across the painting in three distinct lines. So, what I did was create more of draw in the landscape and had the last rays of afternoon light touch the tips of the grasses. There is now more of an uphill angle. I also went back in and detailed the deer a bit more.