I learned a lot from this painting and I'm very proud of the way it came out. It was a total of 4 working sessions, each lasting about two hours. I was able to finish it over the course of 4 equally sunny days.
As always, there's some things that I wish I had done differently, but it's better to move onto the next painting instead of sweating over a single painting for weeks. It can be difficult to know when a painting is finished, but for me it's a certain feeling that I get when I'm mostly satisfied and the painting isn't overworked. I like to end it on a few satisfying brush strokes.
I also need to stop because the season is changing and our flowers are dying. I have an indication of the coming fall in the bottom right corner of the painting with some touches of leaves. I'm going to do some sketching and then move onto the next painting!