The finished figure study "A Summer Afternoon" 12x9 oil on linen panel, is an exploratory study for a larger composition. I wanted to see if these figures might look appropriate in this scene. The figure reference is actually from another location, and the larger painting will be a different format (not vertical). The lighting is similar, so I think it might work. I don`t always do studies to work out potential problems in paintings. Generally, I just jump in, but sometimes it is fun to get a small piece done, as long as it is quick, and does not use up all my juice.