Just a little progress today on the positioning of the limbs and considering the dark color. Should it be cool or warm? Right now it is a cool mixture of prussian blue and lamp black. This may work against the warm ground.
After setting this painting aside for almost 16 months, I took it up again this week. It's been hanging in the studio and always in my considerations. I've been frustrated with a small painting that is just not coming together. Now, I am working on details of the small painting for a few minutes. Then, I move on to this painting which allows me more expressive use of the brush.