Well, I overworked Caw Girl #1, trying to fix a few things I didn't like. So...I've started over, thinking about background first (like Carol Carter does) and leaving the figure for last. Here's the old one (really overworked but it doesn't look so bad in the photo - but trust me, it's bad and I couldn't put that in a show!); and the new start.
New one = full sheet (30 h x 22 w).
I have until tomorrow to finish it, if I really want to try to get in early for the juried show. Of course, I could just take my time and take the pressure off and enter in March (like most people will do). And that would give me enough time to see which one I like the best (and if I like the old girl best, I could redo another just like it only better).
How do people who do commissions deal with the pressure? I don't like it.