DAILY PAINTING: Wow, this painting has just leaped onto the canvas! Some days are just like that. You might remember the pastel studies that I did, and that I experimented with the use of black and white in those. Clearly, that was a good decision. I carefully peeled away some of the mask, just for fun, to see what was underneath, and I think the whole painting is going to be quite dynamic when the rest of the mask comes off.