According to the papers, 2014 was welcomed in with dramatic spectacles of light and fireworks and mass rejoicing. Where I am, it arrived by whipping in a hoolie of gales and rain. So here is my alternative New Year welcome, based on a photo from a Spanish fiesta.
This was an ambitious subject for a small daily painting, one of those where it would have been much easier to paint larger. One of the (many) things I am learning is the impact of layout and canvas dimensions on the finished painting. I think you have to paint a lot of paintings to get the feel for what works.
Hope your New Year was a fiesta of light and colour.