Started painting. It's going well, I'm going to add a naturalistic background tomorrow after this ebauche dries. The main structures are in place now, have to add detail.
For technique, I painted this one on a dry oil ground, as opposed to oiling out the canvas. This is the approach I'm going to use from now on. I also switched up my palette to reflect more of a 19th century vibe. I'm constantly going back and forth as to whether or not specific pigments matter. I'm of the opinion now that they definitely do.