You all know how I love comments, but you needn't leave them to tell me, " It's Mardi Gras, dummy!" The title is a word play on my model Marti. This is only the second painting I've done painted on black gesso. It is interesting painting backwards and I like the little black touches flecked throughout the piece. The final result is more illustrative than the photo-realistic quality a white gessoed support produces.