I sold the Sea King painting today
....and it is not yet finished.
I appreciate all the comments - thank you.
I take forward to my next painting confidence in use of the palette knife, and the extensive use of both glaze and transparent paint. Yellow will never again be the unsurmountable hurdle it tries to be. Reading back through the WIP and not losing sight of the time I thought I was losing the painting and the consolidation phase that proved essential. Morale is/was 'Keep the faith'.
There was also some new colour cocktail of paint never before used particulary to create a 'dark' for tonal purposes. The mixture is majenta blue and brown. Cobalt and Raw Umber for a cold dark and Ultramarine and Burnt Umber for a warm dark. Quinacridone Majenta for both. The previous 'Paynes Grey' is too blue to achieve the same effect.