I painted several small studies, until the client was happy with the composition.
When I first started painting, there were so many rules to learn. I never knew what the finished piece would look like and usually started without a specific feel in mind. After all these years, I am finally feeling a little control in my work, but, oh so much more to learn!
I know for me, this is the appeal of painting, always trying to challenge myself and escalate my skills. Very frustrating and also very rewarding and ALWAYS interesting!
Have a great day!