In my attempt to consider design as well as paint application, I've sketched this still life before setting up to paint it. In fact, I even did the thumbnails before the sketch before the painting! The above is the sketch...which did help when it came time to rough out the placement of shapes on my small canvas panel. Although it's a small, simple still life, there are a couple of challenges present: the metal tops of the teapot and salt shaker, and the faceted glass of the salt shaker. Ought to be fun!
What did not help, though, is that the panel was an old, really, really sad painting that I turned upside down, and painted over.
I suppose I have to wait a while before revealing the results of this afternoon's endeavor, because I don't think I'd like oil paint shmeared all over the scanner.