So, I did a commission for a friend in exchange for his making me a bullwhip. I’m thinking a trapeze act combined with whip-cracking…somehow? Here it is: 

“Patience and the Enchanted Forest” – 24″ x 18″, oil on canvas

I tried to be a lot looser with it than I normally am. Some progress shots, which demonstrate my lack of commitment to the background until the very end (not the best approach):