Reworking a piece you aren't happy with

I did this piece as part of a class I taught last week, but I just wasn't thrilled with it. Here's the before:

BEFORE I reworked this image.

I thought the colors were too vibrant for this striking image and I didn't like the symmetrical plants I had going on. Here's a short video on my thoughts, and my apologies - when I filmed I had it in portrait mode. doy.

And then here's a speeded up version of my changing the painting to this:

Create to Create - reworked painting video on
Cheryl Sosnowski