After working on this painting as well as a couple others, I have officially decided to go back to painting on wooden panels. Canvas is very enjoyable, though I truly feel like I am fully allowed to express myself when painting on wood. If you love canvas, then stick with canvas. If you are feeling like something is missing, I highly recommend you try painting on at least one wooden panel. It will completely change your approach to painting. I'll keep you posted as this painting continues to progress.