Here is were I hit the point of success or failure. With every painting, I first fill everything with color to give a context to bounce off of. At some point, I have to start making leaps of faith hoping the composition comes together, which is quite unsettling. I often have to rub out areas and start over. There is a magic point where I see it will work and I can just refine details, the fun part where I loose track of time. The big point came when I had to darken the areas left white. I of course went too dark, than had to pull back. I never know for sure until I see it.