Here is the photo.
And this is Ancient Voices, the first painting I did.
From there I went to the idea of Comedy Tragedy masks, and I'll post the photos of that painting as it evolved.
This is the painting as I left it 2 days ago. I darkened the corners to keep the eye from being drawn out of the painting. I also added more connective lines and passages to pull things together. And finally I enhanced the writing on the banner with darker calligraphic marks.