@IronPawn: thank you. Your still life thread is very impressive, BTW.
@Dcam: much appreciated!
@Delo: yes, that is possible. Maybe that would add a little liveliness too.
@Richard: thank you!
@sevan: thank you sevan... I'm still unsure... but your comments are appreciated.
On another issue: Like many people on a low budget, I keep a keen eye on the art-shop bargain-bins.
This leads, over the years, to an over-supply of bargains.
Realising I was acquiring more paint than I was using, I vowed to put a stop to these shenanigans.
I would not buy another colour of which I already possessed a rough equivalent.
I have managed to keep this vow, but, being of the "thin paint" school, my progress through the supply is very slow.
I have just finished a tube of Langridge Ultramarine Blue, and moved on to an Art Spectrum Prussian Blue.
Next is the tube of Art Spectrum Pthalo, then the tube with the asterisk, which is a W&N Cobalt circa 1960.
Its still pliable! Then the Schmincke sampler tube, a W&N Cobalt Deep and an ancient Reeves Cerulean.
Stapeliad, at the time of my vow, said: "You will never finish, because no-one has ever got through a whole tube of pthalo blue".
Not a bad line
But we'll see!