Having had a successful internet connection stay up in the North last week, Robert Dutton's demo went ahead as rescheduled. That means there was nothing stopping a Tuesday evening class this week.
I have launched into the robot, and its looking quite good now. The painting may yet work. At the very least I had a lot more fun than last time, and that's why I paint in the first place.
And the following week... I finally have had a stab at the background.