Well, I've finally made it into panel 5 (and it's turned against the side wall of the garge - hence, turning the corner)!
Just started mapping out the floor tiles and fixing some proportions. While the projector was incredibly handy, working from a very small original painting means that little distortions are increased in my tracings - mole hills become mountains. So, some adjustments to the chef are necessary. Also, the floor tiles are taking a little bit of time to get a sense of fairly balanced visual perspective without being overly hard-edge and mechanical. But, I'm enjoying working on something different for a while.
The toasting figures are in a good place for now - I'm content with the direction that they're going. I was not able to capture much detail in the original proposal because the scale was too small, so I've been making them up as I paint. I'm not working from any models either - they're basically imaginary composites.