Because of the underpainting white used, the sky was nearly dry but still tacky. The texture caused by the use of the Ti white and a large palette knife the paint broke up nicely. I never thouroughly mix my paint so there is always variation in the colour.
See WIP stage 2 HERE
Is it finished?
Time to put it aside and ponder about it for a while. Does it need more leaves? some purple? more twigs?
What do you think?