Here is a favorite quote from a favorite artist Richard Schmid " It often takes two to do a good painting - one to paint it and another to rap the painter smartly with a hammer before he or she can ruin it."
Well , that said I will tell you this was my 4th plum. The first one was a beauty. My son Anton came into the studio and remarked on it, said the colors were right on. He's 17, so always tells me how it is, no sugar coating with Anton. He was right; it was lovely. So of course I had to mess with it and ruin it I did! So today I painted my plum. However, It's still not as nice as the first one. :)