On another note. "Watching" my paintings, thinking about what they need or don't need takes time. Often beginning artists, family members, friends and collectors do not realize that this time contributes to the work and should not be discounted as "wool gathering" or " star gazing", or even being too lazy to work on the painting. The process of figuring out the next step is not only a learning situation, it is part of the process itself. An artist uses his past education, his ongoing education, an array of his life experiences, his hours of practice, his color choices, and so on. Some of this is conscious thought, some is automatic response to a learned skill-- as in pushing in the clutch when driving a stick shift vehicle. It has taken my years to do this painting because it took all those years to become this skillful. And if I had put in more time years ago, I would be much farther along!