This painting has really evolved in the past two weeks and now I'm at the point where I need to continue to add symbols and imagery that are important to this family while keeping the painting cohesive so that it reads as one. I think it's time to step back and give it a couple of days ...this is when I like to hang the piece on the wall and move it around the house to view it under different lighting situations as well as giving myself time to live with it before taking the next step. This is also where I allow my intuition to take over a bit while still keeping in mind the overall composition and paying attention to how the imagery flows. I already know which areas I want to tweak and have a pretty good idea about which areas need to be darker and others that need to be lighter and brighter. I always need to remember have patience at this point.