As I mentioned in another thread I'm currently struggling with the setup for my next painting, which will be called "Chesapeake" and features a Maryland crab. I'm still playing around (and having second, third and fourth thoughts) but I thought that I'd post a few photos of what I'm playing around with. As you can see I did an underpainting but that may all change. If I use the portal mirror, it will be higher. The crab is mounted on a piece of foam board which won't show in the painting. But, you get the idea. Thanks for looking!