I've finished the Flamingo painting at a total of 72 hours (give or take a little tweaking). Changes toward the end were slight but they were to adjust flaws that just really stood out for me. I'm happy with the final painting and have entered it into the SAA artist of the year competition.
I have some digital illustration jobs to catch up on now, but have my next few paintings already gridded and sketched, watch this space!
In the meantime, here's a work in progress video, made from the progress photos I took along the way: