I have started the more narrative stage of this painting this past week, which means I have scaled down to a much smaller brush. I'm trying to add the things that will give this painting its personality and develop its stories, but at the same time I'm trying keep some areas more brushy and "free". I have been a little overwhelmed with all the ideas I'm getting for this painting, luckily I can't paint fast enough to include them all. The faces and bodies of people have been roughed in and some refined further. As I go through the process of refining, I also strive to keep some of the abstract brushier bits from previous stages.