Just About Done

The cracking has been done and the wax removed. Those organic lines that could be veins or twigs or shadows are the result of dye seeping into the cracks in the wax.

I'm not crazy about the left edge of the painting. Too blue? Too dark? Too different? I go back and forth between hating it and finding that, if you squint your eyes, it makes an interesting frame along the top and left for the rest of the image. The bottom photo shows the blue cropped out - is it now lacking something? I'd be interested to know which version you all prefer. The top version would be a 10 x 10 and the bottom one an 10 x 8.