In 1999, I did a rough painting of a Singapore street scene, more as an exercise than anything else. Recently, as I was unpacking some boxes in my basement, I came across the painting. Taking a look at it with fresh eyes, I realized that it needed some changes. This is the original. While interesting, it lacks focus and is a bit too rudimentary. Here is is after removing the women under the tree and adding the bench. the tree was improved (a bit, and accents added to the buildings. It could still use some work, but this version, in my view, is much better.
Source: Making changes