So, I've started plotting the points for the tree, and it's taking forever. It's very confusing to try to figure out where a branch goes on the grid. But the tree is just what this painting needs, composition-wise, to rescue it from the very mechanical feel.
I also worked the right side, where the chef is in the window.Now I need to balance things out by putting some area of interest on the left.
3:51, Mulberry Street, work in progress, (click on image for larger view)