This is my current work-in-progress. It's a commissioned piece, rather small - only 6 x 9 inches. My dilemma here is that whole left hand side region, behind the subjects.
If I was painting this for my collection, I'd likely leave it around here and say it's done.
But I know that the client would like to see a more "finished" painting, so I have to decide on what to do with that background.
The sketch (from a photo) has a small blanket behind the infant...but I feel that will ruin the composition, and will be erasing it before I proceed.