And on the tenth day I completed it! Quite a bit of procrastination mixed up with a bit of travel and a house-guest, so 10 days is excellent. The blood, sweat and tears can't be seen, thankfully, but there was a lot of self-doubt, impatience and terror that's for sure.
It's really weird how you can go through so many emotions and yet at the end come up with a painting that you are really happy with. If it's a painting for yourself and it doesn't work you can throw it or paint over it, but a commission means you have to finish it, you have to put your money where your mouth is and you have to produce the goods.
I hope my friend is happy with it.