Commission work-in-progress detail:
Into the painting that is, not the tea.
First I added some deeper glazes to the underpainting, including mars black mixed with my transparent glazing medium in most of the foreground...
... Then, after giving the acrylic underpainting a few minutes to dry, I started with the oil layer, beginning with the cottage and trees in the background:
And trying real hard not to fall too much in love with that luscious red of the tree branches.
I’m treading lightly here, ...
... watching for something extraordinary to happen!