So I mixed up a batch of dark mahogany to paint the edges of this winter scene along with the other three paintings in Four Seasons and I think Winter isn't carrying its weight. It's not as intense as the others. It wouldn't hold down its corner. It also needed a tad of sunshine. Yellow turned out to be the connective color between the four paintings. I added weight. I added yellow. I can now sign it.
Separating oneself from a painting, before declaring it is finished and signing it, is a good thing to do. The time expanse allows me to see where the painting succeeds and where it falls short. The time expanse allows me to separate myself so I can see the painting objectively. I think that time expanse is a good thing before sending it out into the world.