These past six weeks have been consumed with family matters so I haven't had much time to paint or be in my studio. However, I did complete this little one.
I am starting to make thumbnails, which means a small drawing in black and white, in preparation for painting. The purpose is to make sure that design is good, i.e., the composition, before your begin to paint and add color.
It is a new step for me (as I usually just draw with paint on the canvas as part of the underpainting) and I can see that it will be to my benefit once I put it into practice.