Making a slightly earlier start on the NT Senior Territorian Portrait Entry this year. After an hour or so taking pics and doing small drawings I rushed home to make a start, only to realise I hadnt yet prepared any canvases of the right size. So a day spent stretching linen, gessoing the 3 coats and waiting a longer time than usual for each coat to dry in our bitterly cold 13 degrees (!) really ramped up the excitement.
These four stages were completed fairly quickly, so I can enjoy slowing down now a bit and playing with glazes and tones.