"Don't let bad execution steal attention from the message of the painting." (My own saying)
Uuuff, this might have too many flaws. I hope people who see the whole painting can appreciate the storytelling rather than the execution. I've really stared myself blind on it. What it would really need is some weeks in the closet, but there is no time for that kind of luxury.
Words of truth. According to the norm you should never tell if you are not 100% happy with what you've created. Maybe I should just shut up and smile instead ;)