I found some more tools and a packet of nails that have added another layer of my father to this piece. There's still more issues to work through on the overall composition - and I think there needs some more contrasting or dark areas, creation of a focal point and a way to reduce the impact of the large piece of blue and gold across the middle. The nails, scattered randomly underneath, were dabbed and dotted with a dark oil stick. They've produced some interesting, textural effects. I've really appreciated the feedback I've received during this process - another benefit of being part of the SAQA and 2QAQ groups - and experiencing the wonderful osmosis of talent.