I started my painting this week. I took reference pictures for my painting and sketched out the drawing and started on the painting. I am happy with how this is turning out. I am nervous about how the knife is going to work out, because I am not used to painting metal, let alone rust and things like that. I think i am going to bump the contrast of the painting, to make the darks of the hands/arms darker so that they blend in with the background, which will be black, more.