Have you ever worked on a painting for so long that you fooled yourself into thinking it was good? You were in "The Monkey House". It's a common affliction for artists, and hopefully this video will allow you to learn from my mistakes. Many of the videos on this site explain technique or concepts -- this video it different: it's a painting story. A story that ends with me wasting the better part of a day. And just think, it all could have gone differently if I remembered to make thumbnail sketches!