Every painting goes through an "ugly stage," at least in the mind of the artist. The upper left corner of this one is definitely in that stage. I can't figure out how to deal with those d**n lacy ferns. I didn't like them as vague suggestions, and I like them even less as detailed images.
I like the hints of orange I worked into the leaves on the right, but that color really needs to be carried over to the other parts of the painting...but how?
It looks like I'll have to sleep on the problem and see if something occurs to me. This painting may be headed for my kitchen sprayer in the morning! (See previous blog "My latest painting" if you don't get the reference.)