3 1/2 hours in the studio today . . . an overall view now of the entire composition which is 9" x 18". I don't often work in a two to one ratio compositional field, but for this particular work, it just worked out that way. And of course, once I transferred the sketch to the Bristol ready to begin, I realized I had no frame amid the hundred or so in the basement to fit! When, oh when will I learn? Of course, I hate to be constrained by standard size frames.