You can see the result above. It's not finished. In fact, it's having a time-out. For me a painting goes into time-out when I'm not entirely satisfied but don't know the answer to the question, "What Now?' ( I've had paintings in time-out as long as 9 months.)
The reality of the What if? approach to painting is that it's very easy to get started, For example, "What if I out line all the trees in red and all the clouds in blue?" Easy peasy, I outline all the trees in red and all the clouds in blue. And I can continue to ask What if? over and over as I paint. It can be huge fun with some exciting results. But it's inevitable that at some point I'm going to get to a place where I want to finish the painting and have to answer the question, What now? And that's a lot harder to answer.
Big hugs to everyone,