I got brave and just jumped in this morning working on the giraffe. I got to my studio at 7:15 and in the quiet, I could work and cuss and take deep breaths and talk to myself...that's a good thing! Here is the result. Understand it still is a ways from being finished, and the photos are not all that great.
By the way, have I said this is 24 x 36? That's a big painting for me.