If my photo-taking were actually happening ever hour, that would mean I've put 8 hours in so far. But it hasn't been as regular as that - some gaps are 20 minutes, some are an hour and a half. So, I've lost accurate track of how many painting hours this thing has sucked so far.
Layers, layers, layers... some of those leaves I've painted seven or eight times now. They keep drying less brilliant than the colors go on. I'm not sure I've done the right things with the tree colors. I'm STILL not sure what color Kate's dress will be. Red would be awesome... but not right for the story. White would be wrong. Blue? Maybe blue. Violet would be okay, but I'd have to work it in somewhere else, and makes it too many colors overall. Can't do yellow. (Already painted the shadows blue (fool!), and they'd go green and that would be yuck.)
Must. Keep. Painting.