After feeling somewhat intimidated by the blank canvas I made a start on my portrait for MASS on Sunday. Going fairly well so far:
The sketch you can see if my very rough idea of what I'm aiming for, but is very much a guideline and the final version will turn out very different. I've also resorted to painting with the canvas on the floor. For some reason I find it easier to work this way - I guess it's what I'm used to from working with smaller pieces normally. Think I'll revert to the easel later on as I add more detail and finish things off.
I've got a Flickr set of my progress with the painting for those who want see see how things have progressed/are progressing.