Andrea of The Artful Eye had the wise suggestion that I try to salvage something of the paintings for which the scanned images were botched - she suggested aptly that I make a jambalaya.
Fearing some of you might be allergic to shellfish, I am starting with an appetizer - three thin slices of seared blackened red fish on a bed of seasoned okra. Mind you, the colors are off. But you get a sense of "stage two" of my process.
Here is the original image without paint - the print I manipulated was an 8 by 10 C-Print and mostly Golden acrylics were used. The paint was added to the photo print last June when I was working with a Broadway dancer to do a possible show. Project was abandoned, for the good actually.
I have about ten good "paintings," many are 11 by 14, but I feel I would do much better work today.