I've neglected my painting side for a while (as opposed to my sketching side.) To nudge myself into action I'm posting a couple of very early phases of paintings I'm working on. I won't post daily reports on their progress as I did for my mural (see Archives, March and April) but I will show their development at sporadic intervals. These images are just baby paintings and they have all the amorphousness and awkwardness of babies everywhere, without, unfortunately, that universal appeal. Remember, just as with babies, there's no guarantee how these creatures are going to turn out. Here we go.