I had a friend give me one more critique last night. So, now it is signed and almost dry. I plan to show it in The Artists Gallery's "Palette of Spring" Exhibition , opening on Friday, May 6th.
It often takes me a long time to really know if a painting is finished. I like to keep it around for several months to just look at it and evaluate it before putting it in an exhibition. And even when a painting does go into an exhibition, I evaluate it again because paintings can look very different out of the studio and in a new setting.
Is a painting ever really finished? Da Vinci carried his around for years.