I showed the painting to my clients and they loved it...but at the back of my mind was a nagging thought, "It is just not right, yet." So I said, "I need to let this painting sit for a couple of weeks...first it needs to dry and frankly, I may just want to do a little touch up." Well, this morning with fresh eyes I realized that there was too much value contrast. So while painting another painting, using a soft teal gray I realized that what was needed was the use of that very color to mute some of the contrast in the Smith Rock painting...and after a couple of hours...I am now satisfied. The scrumble gave just the environmental/atmospheric light that I wanted.
I find that I need to let most paintings set for awhile...some longer than others.