Several months ago, I painted a little square 6x6in. oil painting called 'Basking in the Sun'. Central DuPage Hospital commissioned me to paint a much larger version (24x36in.) in a rectangular format.
Changing the scale and the proportions of the canvas turned out to be much more of a challenge than I had anticipated! As I neared (or thought I was nearing) the painting's completion, the closing song from Lamb Chop's Play Along TV show started up in my head: "This is the song (painting) that doesn't end, yes, it goes on and on my friend..." (To hear the song, click on the orange words. Beware - the song really sticks with you!)
I continued to adjust the composition, develop the values and layer the colors until it felt like the pieces of the puzzle fit together.
A lesson in perseverance - here she is!