black friday okay so I didn't quite make my Thursday deadline this week - It was Thanksgiving after all. I really wanted to finish the painting I was working on last week that was on a smooth clay board but I finally decided to let it go. I hated the way the paint went on the surface. The canvas just didn't have any tooth in it to absorb the acrylics. So Instead I started on this painting which is on a watercolor board with a rough surface. I typically like to do initial pencil sketches before I start painting.