Showing the beginning stages of a painting is a little like wearing your underwear on the outside of your clothes. And, of course, it’s the stuff your mother told you not to wear, in case you were ever in a car accident. That said, I find it a very useful tool to show how a painting happens. Starting today, I am showing a new painting on a page of this blog, that for the moment, I’m calling The Rites of Spring. Check it out as I go along.