It looks nice enough that it feels risky to show this WIP in public, because what if I mess it up? I'm willing to take that risk, however. Such risks are part of my journey as an artist, as per the headline on this blog.
It took me a long time to get this far on this painting because of my chops. I had to reclaim them. I made the mistake of stopping painting for a few weeks, maybe 2, maybe 3, because I was so terribly busy. I'll never make that mistake again, because it's taken me at least a week, maybe more, to get my skills back up to where I'm happy with them.
One thing I learned about reclaiming skills: start back in with something easy and of no consequence. Like a little black and white study. Don't try to resume the painting you left off on. It will only lead to frustration. Just get something to copy and get your hand-eye coordination back into the groove. Do that for several days, however long you need. And then there will come this magic moment when you realize you're not struggling anymore; you're flowing with it. And you're back.