Need a different angle, perhaps shot through less branches.
on Jan 19
I do like this very much as an art piece -- not so much in photojournalism, but here it is :) Out of focus branches in the foreground are usually very distracting; however, here they add to the feeling that we are unseen and unnoticed by this painter as we quietly observe him at work. I like the subdued light and tones. The composition is well balanced. I would have done something about the very bright area on his cheekbone.