I returned from France at the end of October and have only just had time to take this picture to near completion.
I always leave a “completed” picture for a week or so before varnishing it. In the past I have finalised the picture only to discover some things I would prefer to alter – and it is too late!
I may have another look at the chinchilla, or add another llama or person. Perhaps my crab is too prominent. This reflection is needed once one gets away from the detail and looks again at the whole with a critical eye. At times when you are in the middle of painting, it becomes quite difficult to make changes to the parts just done, yet later you think “how did I miss that?”. What ever it is, I will now leave the canvas to allow for my reflection time.