Thank you! I did highlight only those elements that could in reality be in relief, such as grass, leaves, branches and clouds. The road and the sky instead, for me it made more sense to remain flat, otherwise the painting was too heavy.
I'm not sure I can entirely get what you mean...In my head the road is supposed to be as important as a background so I wanted it to stay flat. I would like eye of an observer was attracted by whats in relief and not by what is not. Maybe the grey of the road is too dark..
For me the fact that the road has no texture while the rest of the painting is extremely texturized puts an emphasis on it. From the small view I don't have this problem because the texture isn't readily apparent and I don't think it is an issue of colour because the thumbnail looks cohesive.