See Step one and two here High Energy Painting.
Don’t be afraid to break things up. Trust yourself. You know where things belong. Since you have drawn the beginning phases of the painting they are held in the back of your mind.
How much do you need to represent the objects in the painting? How much can you break up and still have an object immediately recognizable?
What color and detail is a flag? I purchased one so I was able to take it all in.
I love the feeling of paint. The idea that the artist is present, not always hidden behind an overly polished painting of a representational painting. Let your personality shine. Have a play value in the paint. Anything can happen as you dive into the oil paint and you emerge.
Still more to do!
Other related fine arts oil paintings that had some break up in them, and more in other blog posts.