Gustav Klimt used the same artistic techniques repeatedly throughout his work. He especially favored simple compositions and elaborate patterns. Klimt died before he could complete his 1918 Portrait of Ria Munk III. The unfinished composition reveals Klimt’s artistic process of sketching, then layering patterns across the canvas. In his Mrs. Johanna Staude, Klimt creates a leaf motif in the subject’s clothing, drawing attention to the woman’s dress and flattening the scene. The artist contrasts a structurally simple scene with a rich texture of repeating forms in his Garden Path With Hens.