I like that about oil painting...the ability to change direction if and when I feel like it. Inspiration is best when it sneaks up on you and surprises you with an idea you may not have thought of. There is a little quote by artist Robert Genn taped to my easel which I love...it inspires me, reminding me of process: "Take your brush here and there like a bee in an alpine meadow. Watch the greater image materialize. You need that thing over there to tell you what to do about that thing over here."
Concurrently, I have a nocturne on the go too...will post both when done. It certainly feels good to get back in the saddle after a busy month of everything but painting! Yesterday was so mild it was the perfect day to string up the outdoor lights and I've been baking quite a bit too. tra la la la la; la la la la!