With a lot of comments, critiques and help in class from the other students and Sandy, I think this is finished. I sure don't want to work on it any more! haha What do you think? Remember it was all about 1) Size and 2) Checkerboard, and 3) Viridian.
And I started the portrait challenge/project at WatercolorWorkshop - painting from the same photo. I hope I can put in some darks now without overpowering it and ruining it - we'll see.