I've been promising to show the progression of a painting from beginning through the various stages. I take a photo after each painting session to evaluate and decide what the next steps will be.
I have my work in collections and have several subjects from animals to landscapes, seascapes, travel and more. My "Music" collection has only one image so I decided to do my next painting in a music theme. I think you will be surprised to see the progression since I began with no idea of what I wanted. Each photo was taken at the end of a painting session of 2 to four hours.
There were more than the ones shown here but I've just included the more significant ones and skipped the ones that were just refining the technique.