Originally, I slapped some paint on the taller-than-I-am-canvas for the dining room in colors that I knew I wanted to use and it stayed that way for months. Over the holiday, I finally decided to finish it. ---I got a little carried away in the meantime.
It was a fun couple hours and I ended up about where I wanted to be:
Update 6.10.13: The finished painting (huge!) is currently for sale right here.