This painting seems to be coming together much more easily than my painting of Esther. I tried laying in the background color earlier in the process. That seem to have helped. Really, I think it just makes it look like I've done more.... so I feel all puffed up and proud. Oh well. Fake it till you make it, right?
By the way, check out my junky old corner of the basement where I am working. If I am so fortunate as to win some money at this, I might just spend some of it on a nice bright studio!