I am a week behind on posting here because I haven't painted since the last update. First it was work and then I was sick for 4 days. I seem to be over the worst of it now and will be getting back to work on my painting soon. However, I will switch to another painting before finishing this one. I have to teach a workshop and I am using a simplified version of this painting as the demo. So, I have to quickly paint a smaller, simpler version as the basis for the step by step instructions. I'll start that one and it will hopefully finish quickly so I can get back to this larger painting. I'll post my progress on the other painting so that you can see the difference.
Thanks for your patience.