I finally got to the point where I threw the whole thing in the dumpster -- and quit working on it.
A friend inadvertentaly saw it in the dumpster.. and promptly returned it to me with the admonition-- "finish it!"
So... being humble and frustrated... I have working on it for the past two days.
I finally changed the orientation of it - and began liking a bit of the abstraction more.
After much layering and shading... I am finally "calling it quits AGAIN"... and hopefully this time... I will keep it!
Back to Life
29" h x 41" w