A story of 2 paintings

These 2 paintings were done in consecutive days. I did the top one first and have spent about 6-7 hours on it. I love the idea but just can't get the colors or composition right. I have changed the colors many times. The bottom one is a finished piece. It took about the same amount of time. I really like it. I did some color changes on it but not half as much as the top one. Some days I go into the studio and things just come together. Other days it just doesn't. I don't look at those days as wasted days though. I'll try a bit more to get the top one right but in not too much time I will have no problem giving it a whitewash and starting a new painting right on top of it.