On New Year's Day I posted a Happy New Year painting. After that, I made a cup of mocha, and with my journal in hand I settled in at the dining room table to ponder the new year. I took a photo of the moment, planning to print it and insert it into my handwritten journal but then decided to paint the scene instead. I'm working on it and am posting the painting-in-progress. I'm working back to front now so the mid and foreground are next.