*Gasp* Susan - I really did do a jaw-drop gasp when I saw your painting -I really like the raw energy and vitality of that first painting. I think you should frame it as is - honestly - it comes across (to me) as a tremendous piece.
I also like the way the more 'careful' one is shaping up - but if I could produce a quick and vital piece like that first I'd be ahappy bunny!
Glad others are signing in too - wondered if I should PM you that this thread was up - but see you homed in without that - thank you everyone!
Judy - that paint-away sounds fun - would love to do that with friends ....... we can manage a 'sewing B' but not painting
Our local village art club is little more than a talking shop so I never could work while there!
I guess Susan is pushing me to paint - tomorrow, hopefully!