The family portrait is coming along nicely. It is difficult work but I love it and bit by bit is coming to life. I don't know how long it will take me to finish but I have found that I have to block out big chunks of time for days in a row to keep the momentum flowing and my focus clear. I can not put aside five hours one day and then come back two days later and pick up where I left off so it is good to have 10 or 12 hours set aside two or three days in a row. I am learning! Five people all on one canvas is more than double what I have ever painted and I love the challenge.