This is a piece I started a while back and have decided it is time to finish. After simplifying my reference photo a bit, I began by painting in the shadows, something I don't generally start with. That turned out pretty well, but made me hesitant to go forward. Now that I've started on it again I'm realizing that it is much more complicated and tedious than I first realized. I actually thought I might finish it TODAY! I will keep working on it. Here is my effort to date.