It is ask as if. Well if it took you 12 weeks at 40 hours a week that painting must be good and expensive all wrapped up in the same bundle. If it took you 2 hours then "Can you sell it to me for... 40% less than your asking price then... it only took you 2 hours" And if it only took you 2 hours you don't have that much invested in it and it can't be that good. Nothing can be more insulting than asking how long a painting took to paint. Does it matter, If I can look art a painting and say it's done if I can have the patience to walk away from it and take the time to study it, and realize its done. just as it is, anymore would suffocate it any less it wouldn't breath.
My offerings today are the same piece in different stages. I hope I can fix this one, it looked so nice in my head- not so good on the canvas. UHG.