I want to thank you all for your great patience and encouragement during this painting which gave me tons of worries:-)
I even framed it ( temporarily) even though I will still go back to it in the next few days for the finishing touches. Framed it looks very much the way I saw it in my head. The only part that is totally different is the top dark portion in the middle - that was supposed to be a green leaf....but it looked horrible, so I glazed all kinds of layers of purple on top.
And now, I promise that my next painting will be a nice, easy one:-)