CRACKER JACK is coming along nicely. I tend to establish the background first so that I can get a better sense of what the tonal range should be with the objects that have captured my attention. Cracker Jack will prove to be a lot about lettering with all the text in the ads for this product. The part I enjoy most is messing with the colors, pushing the tones, taking license with the objects to help the painting hold together better.At this stage it is pretty durn rough looking, but already I get a sense of the potential for the final piece. Now if my health will only hold for awhile so I can stand in front of the easel long enough to make progress.