That elusive light at the end of that proverbial tunnel is finally in sight and this work will be coming to its conclusion in the next day or so. At this point, in addition to finalizing the squiggles and noodles and dots and dits in the background trees, I am over layering here and there to deepen shadows, strengthen minor details, move things foreword and back and generally 'cleaning up'. There is also the matter of a couple of surprised deer to take care of and then this piece will be ready for framing. I hope to finish by the end of this weekend as it is time to be moving on to the next work and the deadline on this one is rapidly approaching. It's been a 'rocky road'!