This Year's Painting

Well, I've started this year's painting a little later than in the past. And so I've had to deal with the early darkness! I paint out in a little shed behind my house. It has a light from which I can run an extension cord to the house. So this is my evening tonight:

I actually started last week. This time I'm roughing out everything in shades first. Then I'll add color.

Sadly, I used too much slow-drying medium. It was so slow-drying that I had some of the paint run during the week:

So tonight was about cleaning that up and starting on the background (you can see the glass I had for a Godfather to help me tonight):

So far so good. Let's see how long it takes to finish this one. Wish me luck in my little shed.

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