good for you. I always say, if you want it to look photorealistic, take a photo.
What media did you mix? Very nice use of some warm and cool here, definitely drawing my attention to it immediately. Not photorealism, not that there is anything wrong with that, but very happy. I say that about realism because I seem to observe so often lately that if your work is not "perfectly portrayed" as critics around see it, they tend to be down on it. I like the happy sense of movement and light portrayed here. A very pleasant and eye catching picture.
Thanks! My favorite is pen n ink, so I combined, experimenting with acrylic and colored pencil. I like the mix, gives me detail where I can't get that sometimes in small pictures (easy on a large painting).Trying to pinpoint a slice of work I enjoy..sometimes straight painting frustrates me because of the lack of "realism" but then I really don't want that, I want art to look like..well art...