Three versions. Even if a painting changes radically once I put brush to canvas, I do attempt to get the photo sketch as close as possible to what's in my mind's eye. I played around with the girl on the left, and added a seagull. I really preferred the talking seagull. Then I changed the girl on the right, thinking I wanted more interaction. I liked this composition MUCH better.
But something was still bothering me about the composition. It took a while to figure it out. See my next blog!