Yeah, look under the cut to see how that worked out for me.
I worked on my pyramids and was quite happy with how much fun I was having. But then J came along and, quite rightly and quite honestly, said, "It is a good reproduction but you need to take it a step beyond."
So, I tried. And didn't like it. And tried something else. Didn't like it either. In fact, I hated it with white-hot hate.
Instead if keeping on, I decided to scratch it all. That is exactly what I did. I took my paint knife and scraped off all the paint. The subject was never interesting enough to begin with. Nothing was special about the light or what I was achieving, so: