Where to begin? This piece is rich in it depressing loveliness.
I love the melancholy, oppressive expression in everything that is in this piece, it permeates it.
The piece is fairly well balanced, the eye is immediately drawn to the bottom 1/2 of the surface to the focal point of the pink form... The tubing pulls the eyes along to the sides and up, while the two taller buildings draw the eyes to the center and up to the top of the painting, then the dirty clouds finish the tour by pulling the eye left and right at the top. There are two things which [In my opinion] would balance it a bit better. The first would be to brighten the sun light behind the two tall buildings, and throw some pink in it to complement the pink figure and pull some of the weight up. The second is to have done something to offset the skull face on the right, by doing something complementary to the left. However, neither of these things detract from the painting so much as to call it unbalanced... I love it.
The piece is obviously set firm in the surreal genre, expertly done.
I love the piece, and it is a tribute to skill and vision.
Thanks for the critique! The color in the sky is a great idea (I may go back and tweak it some. Also, the skull building on the right is a tad unbalanced. It's one of those things I didn't really notice until the painting was complete. I think a building on the left would balance it out.