I may have finished Glee 1. Click on the image for a closer view. At the very least this is as far as I imagined the first draft. I can perhaps tinker some more, but I risk damaging as much as I improve, at this point. There comes a time with water colors, especially with hot press paper, when you have to leave well enough alone, and just accept what you've done, or you lose the freshness, and you might damage the surface so some area looks quite out of place with the rest. I'm not totally happy with the girl on the left, for instance, but attempts to do more have already put me in danger of losing the whole thing. So I may have to be content with her as she is.
Acrylics allow nearly endless reworking, though, and I will be getting into them more. That might be good - or it might not. I expect some changes to my approach to painting, and a new understanding of "finished."
So now that you can see what I was aiming for with Glee 1, does this painting work for you? Do you get it? This image has been in my head for three or four months - I'm glad to have it outside finally.