I have not yet mentioned the space for painting that I have created for myself in my basement apartment. It is very utilitarian: fluorescent lighting, unpainted walls, linoleum flooring, and best of all, a built-in vacuum. I find it an excellent space for painting, as I don't have to worry too much about spattering, there is lots of room for shelving and my easel, and the lighting is very even with virtually no shadows.
I am working on a painting of some old wrecked Brills right now, and I am at that stage of the painting that seems to take the longest. All the little areas of varying colours and shades that I left until last because they are the hardest have to be filled in. I always think I will be able to finish quickly, but I find this last stage almost painstakingly slow. But I have to remember that it will be finished eventually, and keep plugging away.