There's something scary and a little exhilarating about making changes to a painting when it's near completion, but sometimes paintings will talk to you and let you know what they need. That's what happened here. I just wasn't feeling this piece, so I made a last minute decision to make some adjustments to it. And so, this is a peek into the changes I've made to a painting I've been working on for an upcoming exhibit (due December 2nd). You'll notice that I've turned the seed into an apple, as well as added a snake. What's not in the sketch (that is in the painting) are the subtle silhouettes of tree leaves behind the figure. You can see my initial sketch version here. Was it a good decision? I think so. I'm feeling much more happy with it this way. The painting will be posted shortly after it's finished, so please stand by.