The last entry on this painting was on September 16th as the painting has progressed slowly. And the reasons for that? I've worked on a couple of others at the same time, I've been working on the quilt for October's show (and I'd better get back to that soon!), I've not felt well for a little over a week (that's over, thank goodness), and finally, this one just takes longer as there is so much detail work.
If you look back to the 9/16 entry, you may feel this isn't worth seeing again, and you may be right since it is so similar to the last entry on this subject. But what is happening now took time in the thinking stage and then additional time in the painting. For me, it's beginning to come together. While I may still need to tone down the building behind the musicians, they, as a group, are beginning to hold their own.
There will certainly be a lot of fiddley corrections and alterations once all the figures (including the dog) are in place, but I think it's heading in the right direction.