First, I gridded the 36 " x 48 " canvas into 0.9" squares...
I paint in sessions of about 2-4 hours each. As awesome as my workshop is, it is not an art studio and I am have to paint on the floor (not to comfortable). Here is the painting right at the beginning:
Here is the painting as of last week:
Here is the painting as of today. I've probably spent at least twenty hours so far on it. I don't want to even think about how long it might take me to cover the whole canvas. I just hope I get it done before school starts again.