If you’d seen my blog yesterday, you might remember I was whining and moaning about how Mr. Wonderful (one of my beloved cats) had rearranged my setup, smashing all the gentle folds into sharp creases. Today I had to attempt to paint the background. After a futile hour of hacking away, I stepped back and saw my “atmospheric perspective” was a mile off. How to make things look flat — and receding? Wiped it all off. I realized that it would be terribly difficult to paint that wrinkled mess. Instead, I smoothed the cloth out flat and began again. Not done yet, but I think I’ll be able to make things look more believable. Maybe. We’ll see what tomorrow brings.