I started this painting on Christmas Eve, and finished it last night. When working on quickie personal projects like this, I duct tape pre gessoed canvas to a masonite drawing board, and stretch it later. I have a bunch of canvas that I use just for this. I keep about 4 different types of canvas in the studio all the time. The finer work goes on a fairly heavy Belgian linen, and the big stuff goes on heavy canvas. I have another linen that is almost like silk.
The palette for this piece is limited; Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna, Indian Red, Mars Black, Zinc White, and just a touch of Cerulean Blue.
Here is a brief plug. My daughter got me really hooked on Spotify. I have been rediscovering loads of music, and I spend more time at the easel. Look out Sirius, you might get replaced.