When is a painting finished?

I know that many artists face this dilemma when they are making work – not quite knowing when a painting is finished. Sometimes I think a painting is finished, I paint the edges, putting hanging wires on, even exhibit it, and then get it back to my studio and find myself playing with it again, because I can then see it more clearly and can see what I need to do to get it to the right place. Here are some recent examples, with Before and After images:

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