What an interesting morning already. The power went off for a couple of hours before sunrise. So, rather than twiddling my thumbs, I doodled with layouts for the wine glass and grapes painting. This is hard to do by flashlight! Then being brave or an idiot *smile*, I toned the 12" x 16" canvas with a layer of burnt sienna and gesso and, added in some tranparent brown mixed with gesso to start the edge of the table.
One thing the power outage really brought home to me is the habit I have of starting the day being glued to reading e-mails and what is happening in the art forums. It felt great to actually pick up a brush and energize my brain and body!