I’d all but finished the painting when I realized that the poster seemed to be lacking in some way. I took a quick break and when I came back I decided to quickly add in some embellishments to the bottom of the painting to see what it would look like. I figured that it would be a quick change and if it still didn’t look right then I’d just go with the previous version. And that seemed to do the trick! I’d found the missing x-factor that turned this painting into a much more striking final image.