It's faaar from my best, but what should I have expected after not painting for so long!?
Until now, I had never really understood why they say that artists should draw/paint everyday: But now it is painfully clear - without regular practice the whole painting process becomes much slower, more frustrating, and generally difficult.
I recall the days of my 12fps Film-inspired Painting Series [late 2009], when I was painting almost every day, and could easily complete a new "masterpiece" (relatively speaking) after only a few hours.
...As they say "Oh how the mighty have fallen". So let this be a lesson to any other creative types reading!
I'll certainly be trying to paint more regularly now.