These two paintings have had many starts and stops. I can't even count all the layers of paintings that did not make it underneath. Yesterday, when the most recent layer was once again not working for me and I contemplated throwing them into a cupboard for a very long time, I instead painted over them both with a light gray (acrylic) paint. After that dried, I painted over them with a darker gray paint and before that layer dried I applied wrinkled plastic wrap over the top. I pressed it in, rubbed it in a few areas, and then peeled it off. After that layer dried, and while keeping in mind what the intended subjects of the paintings were, I followed along the lines I found. I didn't follow them exactly, more inspired by them until they took off on their own. Then I thickly painted some more light gray around those lines. And I have to say, even the next day, I am pleased with what I see. Here's hoping this is the start of the final paintings. Not sure how many more layers the canvas will hold anyway.