He had other ideas. He picked up my charcoal and began drawing other stuff on my drawing -- lines and scribbles -- where I could change things. Oh well. I took it home and spent another couple of hours fixing it. It felt like I was doing restoration on vandalized art. His suggestions made it better, but not two hours better.
The last half hour was spent just picking at things in the foreground. The picture below is before the picking stage, but pretty much the final version. (At 27" x 36" it's much bigger than it looks here!)
Now all I have to to is turn it in. Yea!
p.s. The tree and log on the right side foreground don't really exist. I moved the tree there and just made up the log. Kind of neat that you can do that, huh?