I started this new painting yesterday morning. It's what I call the "block-out" stage. The canvas was first covered with a warm dark. I usually start dark and work back and forth between the lights and darks, building structure and light as I go. It's fuzzy at this early stage but you can still see the basic design. At this point I take a break and look to see if the painting works for me. This one does, so I'll work more on it today.