I was extremely excited to begin this painting, but progress has been slower than I would like for a few reasons. I was teaching a new lecture class which took an extraordinary amount of time, I went home for several weeks for the Christmas break, and I took a brief break to finish a different painting that I had started a year before. Despite that I have made progress on the piece.
Essentially I have continued to block in colors, in several areas, while making adjustments for the color relationships as I move through the painting. I have also began to paint in some of the toys in the foreground, and have decided that each of those toy tableau's, or toybleau's I guess, should be painted completely in one sitting. But before i get too far into those I will need to figure out what i'm going to do for the floor.