A bit of an update on what I've been up to. I'm making good progress on the mannequins (18'x24" oil on linen). I put the cast painting up because in a way they're kind of related. It's the lessons that I'm learning on the cast that I'm applying to painting the mannequins. Basically, it's to go as slow as I need to, to constantly conceptualize the position of the object in the light, and to paint each area as I go, up to a finish. The cast painting really takes a lot of patience because I only get to work on it for about three hours every saturday morning before I switch to the figure drawing class, so I'm proceeding in little inch bites at a time. But I'm having a lot of fun. I feel a little bit like an archaeologist slowly removing the debris from a dinosaur bone.