I really liked the original shot but didn't quite know what to do with it for the best.
Out of sheer frustration I converted to mono and pushed the contrast way up and that was it, a quick crop and here it is.
Thank you kindly madam. Painting is a very recent distraction, I'm just feeling my way round the different techniques at the moment and really enjoying it but as you can probably tell, Photography is my passion.
I hadn't considered trying to paint from my images but you've given me food for thought.
Thanks again for taking the time to look and comment, it's greatly appreciated.