Sometimes it just works. You are at the point where you don’t know if the painting is done. Or, you know it’s not done, but can’t quite identify what it needs. So here’s what I recommend – put it someplace where you will walk by it frequently. You don’t have to stop to analyze it – just let it veg there, and be patient. What you are actually doing is giving your subconscious a chance to work on the problem. How long till the ah ha moment? For me it can be anywhere from a couple of days to a few weeks. The walk by – a great technique to add to your painting repetoire!