Watercolor Technique For Trying Ideas With Tracing Paper
AFTER: A different perspective
The visual flow of the original painting (click image below) reads vertically, right up the big blue tree trunk (left of center), off the page, and back down the tree on the right to the path, which leads you to the middle of the page.
With the changes, the visual flow starts again up the blue tree trunk, you jump immediately to the people in the distance and pan back to the foreground. Which again pulls your eye up the tree on the right and sweeps left across the canopy of color.
Notice how the addition of people draws your interest and implies a story in process.