Day 27 Paint Stroke Version 2

Day 27 Paint Stroke Version 2
BLKinOR, Feb 2, 2020
I'm struggling with this one. With the suggestion from @dalis I've tried to add more oomph but I'm not sure that I'm improving the look. Open to specific suggestions: cover the whole photo with paint? try a specific blend mode? (I feel like I've scrolled through all of them for each layer and not finding one that I like better). try a different less busy photo? change photo to black and white? try a photo with less vivid color? More practice? Watch more videos? Practice using a platform other than Affinity Photo on my iPad?

The biggest change I saw was using the saturation blend mode but for the life of me I couldn't make it look interesting to my eye.

I don't think I added anything new, just used more of the same and changed placement and blend modes.
I used:

gessopaints 4 (middle right)
gessopaints 8 (center)
gesso paints 9 (upper right)
paint stroke 6 (lower right)
gesso paints 1 (left edge)
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    • Monica Moriak
      This looks good. It was quite challenging.
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    • BLKinOR
      @Monica Moriak I'm really glad to hear that someone who wasn't working on it over and over and over thinks that it looks okay. Maybe I just need to find one I like in the gallery and then play with a similar week or next month or ?
    • Dalis
      OMG... girl, it does adds oomph and look! The first thing I want to look is at the modified picture. It's attention grabbing specially because of the contrast of the textures and colors! WELL DONE, it's gorgeous! Thanks for taking the plunge!
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    • BLKinOR
      @Dalis Thank you for your encouragement pushing me further out of my comfort zone. Thanks also for your response.
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