I tried not to work on this painting. For some reason it gave me the heebie jeebies. I think I like it too much and don’t want to spoil it. So I made packed lunches. I talked to the electrician. I took one of the children to the doctor’s. I rang the optician (not for a chat, but I think she was beginning to wonder). I brewed some tea. Eventually I started. And guess what? It was fun! Really fun. And it’s beginning to look good.