I decided to try painting from that snapshot, and spent a little while getting the drawing right, but as soon as I laid the first marks of color on the paper I had to stop and sigh loudly. Or maybe more than that. It was the wrong side of the paper! Arrrrggghhh. The wrong side of Canson paper has a very textural surface and the other side is smoother. I prefer the smooth. So now I had to decide whether to continue or start over or just forget about it altogether. I let it sit a day to decide. Finally, I accepted the challenge and am calling it a learning experience...how will it look if I just use the extra texture? Now I know, and since I am sharing this, you do, too.
Kitties on a Red Rug 8 x 10 on Gold Canson paper