Well it wasn't. I worked at least 4, maybe 5 hours with my Golden mediums, getting the texture just right, carefully choosing the acrylic colors, blah, blah, blah. It was a mess.
The next day, I sanded down as much as I could, turned to my beloved oils, and ended up with this result. Something I can live with. Something that might give me a tad more confidence the next time I decide to do an abstract. Something that I really kind of ........ like. NEVER GIVE UP!!