Today at Punta Gorda VAC Portrait Studio, Artist Karen Engberg posed for us. She was a great model and even offered to extend a few more minutes to let me put on my finishing touches. Overall, I had a good experience and the whole process went smoothly. I didn't feel I was struggling with any effect that had caused a problem to me. However, I knew I made a stupid mistake today. Actually, around the middle of the session, I realized that inadvertently I had tailored reality to the best effect without some unnecessary details added to it even though for her hair, I had only marked its border with her face. It dawned on me why some renowned artists like Jeremy Lipking, Quang Ho, etc. often displayed some of their incompleted paintings. I understood that they felt it was the best moment to stop and leave the painting as it was. I sensed that at the moment, but then a silly idea popped into my mind that changed my mind. Suddenly I asked myself what I was going to do with the rest of the session since I brought only one canvas paper to the portrait studio. So I didn't stop and didn't save the best effect of the painting experience. In fact, I overdid it. What a shame!