3:45 PM: i attempted to tweak this painting today. there was a moment when it was OK (bottom left) and just needed a bit of work on top. it was all downhill from there until finally, i completely fucked it up. those two stage are shown below. doesn't happen often, but today was one of those rare days when it did. i'm in the process of unstretching it, after which it will go into the trash and i'll stretch a new one and start fresh tomorrow.