Thanks. I would've been happy with even 3rd place. Alas technical skill level and execution were way down on the list of the judges criteria. As evidence- None of the 3 pieces showing the highest skill level even placed. Just my opinion.
Thank you all for the kind words. Good luck to everyone.
I will say Muro isn't the easiest way to paint something this took me about 3 or 4 times as long as it would've taken in Photoshop. I'm considering doing another one now that I know most of Muro's quirks but we'll see.
I haven't done much landscape type stuff. It's kinda fun.