Evolution of a painting

Stages I went through when painting 'Vintage Monkey' (2019)

1. First draft: a vintage stuffed monkey sitting on a book.
2. Developing: something wrong with the composition.
3. Different monkey – didn’t like the first one.
4. Shadows on book wrong and monkey face is wrong but I’m pleased with Mont St Victoire in the background.
5. Almost finished! More modelling on the face is needed and lettering is a bit wonky.