What fun to take an old painting and rework it with lost edges in mind. Your new version is exciting with more movement due to the lost edges. I do like them both though for different reasons just as I like both Carolyn and Quang's work for their different ways of losing the edge but was blown away when Quang "fractured" some horses. Good to know he loves to experiment. The variety of techniques I see on his website are encouraging because he truly is a master.
What a treat to open my blog after a long absence and find your thoughtful comment. May thanks, Julie