After working on this painting yesterday...it is about 3/4 finished (will bring out some hilights and may glaze it), I went back to work on its big sister...one that is about 20" x 60"....and decided that I really didn't care for the experiment I had done on the large one. Experiments are learning experiences...but it is not necessary to inflict all learning experiences on one's patrons/customers. So I am not only 3 paintings into what needs to be a complete show by August. Will likely work on this one tomorrow, and then start #4. Someone asked me if it feels like production painting. The answer is "no." I am painting for the joy of painting...and if I had the time (and fortitude) I would paint 24hrs a day...there are many more series of paintings in my head just pushing to get out.