So... I have been working on this commission. My clients purchased a painting awhile ago and wanted a companion piece in another season. They are well-travelled and were keeping an eye out for inspiration. I started the painting, got mostly through it and wondered if the boat was too large. So I started it over. Now when I look at the first painting - I think it is fine - not finished but fine. Somehow, when a painting is in the early stages it may appear to be funky. Almost all paintings do this. And I know it - but started it over anyway.