Well, I unexpectedly had the day off work today. And maybe that's the best time to paint. I haven't had a chance to cook up a myriad of excuses to keep myself out of the studio. The following is the first stages of a painting that I am very excited about. It's something I have been thinking about painting (in a way) for a long time now. It may be a little hard to see because it is very lean - the paint is cut by a lot of turpentine; but I am just trying to rough everything in at the moment.