Thank you Kiwi and John for following my progress with this piece and offering encouragement and praise for the effects I'm working at achieving.
I've been away for a while and having come back temporarilly have had a chance to see where I am going with the darks and shadows. I will concentrate my efforts in building some flow of movement over to the right forground and back. I'll be gone again for a while so this will be slow going. This is where I am now with it and photographed under electric light.
Thanks for looking