Fiddled with this some more today, and it is getting to be a good copy of the reference photo, but that is not what I want! I shall put it away for a few days I think.
Good news today.... I have had 'Reference' accepted for the Eastern Open Art Competition. 648 pieces submitted with 180 selected for the exhibition. I feel quite chuffed. Prizes are awarded on opening day so I have to sort out some glad rags, or is that asking too much?