Your work on backgrounds is really impressive, they're not the sole focus but they carry a great deal of atmosphere with them. I just wanted to say that. Aside from that the perspective here works really well, love how she's reaching out to him.
This is GORGEOUS. I love the whole mood of it, and her reach is perfect. Great anatomy as well. Whatever they told you about the colors worked, because I LOVE them. *eats it all* hahaha. Fantastic work!
Funny thing about you liking the mountain peak is that this whole painting started with that mountain peak, and that mountain peak is a mutated study from the plein air cheaters blog that I failed HARD at. It also makes me laugh that you like everything around the actual focal point, lol.
hahaha, sorry about the fail. Which photo were you studying? Also, I think it would help to have some colored, glowing eyes on the best to help pull the viewer's attention. Of course, I can also understand if you were trying to avoid that. If that's the case, may define the creature a little more?