I've been continuing to work on my book with pretty steady progress.  I'm hoping to launch a progress page in the near future so that I can offer up the journey as something of a behind the scenes kind of thing.  I wanted to share what I've been up to but a lot of the paintings I'm working on are sill in the works so I decided to post up some of my studies this week.  I've got a number of grey scale images as practice and a couple colored studies for materials.  Doing this kind of practice is a really good way to get the values right in your head before going in with paint.  I think a lot of my earlier work would easily become over saturated or just be in the wrong value area due to not having a good understanding of how things should look.  Practice practice practice!