Summer school ended the first week of July and after turning in final grades for my course, I came home ready to focus in the studio. As I previously wrote, I wasn't quite sure what to do with this canvas (it measures 36 x 36 inches), so I began by painting the background in a warm palette. When I work on a large canvas like this, I use a second work table so the canvas can lay flat for the first few layers. Following are photos of the progression.
July 19: The subject matter has been transferred to the canvas and blocked in.
July 22: Current state.