Thank you for all your supportive comments on my previous post!
This painting did indeed sit unfinished for a couple days, until it all came together in my head yesterday. After viewing it the way it was (see previous post below) I realized that although it was captivating "unfinished" what it really lacked was depth. I needed to pull the subject forward and add a three-dimensional quality to it. Unfortunately, that is hard to display in this photo, however I feel it was achieved in the finished painting.
Olive green, violet lake and a little French Ultramarine provided the contrast and depth of field I was aiming for.
On another note, the Handbook to Handmade volume 6 is almost full! There are only 3 spots left (as of writing this today) and it's going to be beautiful. Check out the official blog or you can purchase a spot at this Etsy listing.