Plus, I'm thrilled to have a little setup out at Beulahland. Since the house is heated by a wood burning furnace, indoor temperatures almost reach sauna-level, which means the wine stain sets faster. Also, instead of using a drawing for the base that took me all of 5 minutes to sketch (because I felt that I could not afford to use up my staining time too much!), I'm actually doing portrait studies, taking more time to start with a better drawing. Fancy that!
All in all, I am absolutely tickled with this new progress. I simply cannot wait to begin new round after new round!