For about an hour I just played around. The areas I lifted off are gone, they served only to get me started. I applied pastel, brushed some of it off, put a different color or value in the same place - or someplace else. This is the fun part because it is a big mess with nothing but potential - but already I have some favorite areas that I want to save. As those areas become more precious to me, I'll try to make the rest of the painting work with them...and if they are holding the painting back, I'll have to get rid of them. For now I will turn it to the wall so I'm not tempted to do anything to it until I can set aside a few hours to bring this painting closer to resolution.