It's either not finished, or I like it like this, fading off to just the single lines. Take your pick.
You know, in looking at the Trickle Down painting, I've decided it lacked certain things, mainly:
I had a perfect chance to get some real rhythm going in the positioning of the blooms and I didn't do it = they are too static and similar.
The background should have remained the background. I should leave well enough alone with dealing with the background, and not make it more important than it should be.
Misket is a tool and I need to learn to soften and work with it carefully, not just slap dash it on and think I can make it work later when I have bright white lines with hard edges.
So - it wasn't a successful painting - but it was a learning experience and I think I'll give it another go. Going off to check the backside of that painting and see how the Twinrocker held up (if it's clean enough, I'll use it for the next try).