I've been offline for awhile - I moved to a new apartment, and finally got my internet connection going at my new pad today.
This piece is my first attempt at speed-painting. I originally intended to spend 1 or 2 hours on it, maximum. But...... I got caught up in the details and it ended up taking much longer (more like 8 hours.) So, as a speed-painting experiment, it's a failure. But I like the final result and am glad that I spent the extra time on it.