And now, cock-a-doodle-doo, the rooster appears.
If "cock-a-doodle-doo" was never a punch line for a Karnac the Magnificent joke, it should have been.
What happened to the doodle-doo when it...?" oh, never mind. I'll lose my PG rating.
I really like the open suggestion of the foreground that fades forward instead of being squared off.
I think Ger hit his head (on the floor, falling out from his chair) when I suggested color.
One choice was to go All Sepia. My recommendation was that this was cliche.
The other was muted colors. This I like. My connection here is to think about what Currier & Ives did on their lithographs, particularly the backgrounds of the winter scenes. The colors were there and added depth, but there were not glowing with the glare of the primary colors in the foreground. If you do not know them, I've been a fan since I was a kid.