Yesterday, I was talking to a friend (E we'll call her) about this blog. E said it is rare for non-artist art lovers to get to know much about what goes into making art, what choices, what options, what directions lead to the finished piece She said that she found this aspect of the blog interesting. So.... a little detour in honor of E. Here are the beginning stages of the mural I'm working on, from the underpainting, to prelim drawing, to early delineating with color and shape. I'll update as I go along. I think. Unless I chicken out.