Well, I kept at it after a workout at the gym and a good night's sleep. I spent the better part of today working on the details and I repainted the grey shadows. I also decided to just extend the painting out to the edges without doing any kind of border treatment. This is such a different direction for me, and I'm so pleased with myself for having tried it. I would never have attempted a painting of animals of any kind before and certainly not in a more realistic style. Who knows now what I might try next.