24" x 60" is a challenging space to work within. After painting layers, removing paint and picking up lines with pencil, the first image to the left is where I found myself. After spending some time looking and getting feedback from friend, Wayne Boucher, during a studio visit, I decided that the overall surface was too busy, too broken. I removed some of the more jarring elements to try and bring some harmony to the painting. the second image, from the studio easel, shows this. I used a standard solid eraser to "draw" in to the paint and remove, as well as mineral spirits. Much of the original pencil has gone, just a few marks remain. The painting is now rotated 180 degrees, as I felt that the light and "weight" were more suited to this orientation. Despite some connection with colour and movement and softness, I know it is not finished yet - it needs something more - or less... The lighting in the studio photo isn't great, but you can see that some of the more defined shapes have been removed, much of the purple has been toned down.