Painting: the ugly stages

I'm always curious to see stages of other people's paintings, so I was particularly interested when a fellow student presented stages of her work to the class and discussed the difficulties she encountered.

Currently my painting below is at an early stage. Bits I've masked with liquid latex are still white. I'm not entirely sure how I will handle the figures in regards to colour and amount of detail. The washes on them will be painted over. The background also needs more added to it and I intend to create more layers. I'm uncertain about the geometry too but will figure it out. This is an ugly stage and it's possible I will mess it up. Will maybe post a few more stages as I progress, assuming I don't hate them.

Detail of 60x60cm MDF panel

Detail of 60x60cm MDF panel