As the painting gets closer to completion I my painting speed slows down. Since my last post I've worked on three different painting in my studio and several plein-air paintings. My finished painting should have some areas on them that aren't completely defined. "The star of the show" or my focal point (the woman reading) is completed more than the background or her surroundings. My Mom's heart cath was a good one, I hope her Mom's was too. I have alot to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!