Small 8"x10" oil & red conte on panel, painted from a thumbnail sketch... personally, I like the sketch better. There are issues with the painting. The colors and shapes look pleasant, but after my husband suggested that there was a lack of focal point... the painting does seem arbitrary and scattered. What are we looking at, other than just looking around the entire surface? Sure, the composition may "work", but what is the focus? Interesting questions to ask... how to solve it, though? I think I got carried away with the colors and mark-making. I should attempt this painting again, but follow the thumbnail sketch more closely.