Finally updating. I keep forgetting to take pictures during the day. Today I remembered but the light was quickly waning so the shadows and glare are very present on these. Since attending MIC in Amherst, I have been experimenting with a variation of the technique taught there using vellum instead of the heavy duty Strathmore Bristol. I can't find a copy center that will allow me to run the paper through their machines so I've been drawing my sketch on 80 gm vellum and then securing it on a piece of bristol that's been matted on to masonite board. I like the fact that the integrity of the sketch is preserved for the final painting. The bummer is if I make a mistake matting it, there goes my sketch. Like I said: I'm experimenting. Once again, I'm attempting this technique with Fireflies for the 4th or 5th time.....I've lost count.