So as you can see I have reconciled with this painting and I couldn't be happier. After a 9 hour long day of painting, things fell into place and it unexpectedly finished itself today. If you had asked me this morning, I would have said it was going to need at least 2 more sessions. Midway through the day, I was also able to get some more progress on the pilot painting which is also being quite stubborn, and started a new three trees. Today was a good day!