New work from today. See the steps after the jump. I tried to make sure that I stopped worrying about the product and focused on the process. That meant that I pushed myself beyond a few comfortable stages and learned a bunch on the way. I would feel better about the piece if I had stopped a bit earlier, but I'm glad I forced my way through. Now onto a second piece to use some of what I learned...chiefly to start with a background that already has paint on it.