So I fired this guy when I painted over the mess (which led to the little lion painting).
This time I think the need to incorporate certain things into the Horta Harbor idea allowed the bean counting left brain to get the upper hand. So this is what I drew that evening, and then I grimaced, laughed, and shoved it under my workbench for later. I'll come back to the Horta idea, but not now.
Later was today, when I decided to paint it blue first (see paint squirt already in place). Then I added ivory and "kadmium" orange. I'm trying an experiment based on a little essay a friend shared with me - about painting while recalling painful experiences - to learn to express more than just the beautiful or the acceptable sentiments. I'll acknowledge I'm possibly repressed in that area.
I don't promise to post the result of this experiment, but I thought the start might be interesting to somebody out there. And I just had to let everyone know the left brain didn't stay fired. He never does.