I had a year off from regular full time work, and I loved being able to go to my studio several days a week to paint. Hopefully it helped improve my technique. I started a new job mid-May, with more-than-full-time hours, which leaves me a small hole in my weekend to paint. I am glad I had the time to spend getting lost in the world of paint. I hope to be able to carve more time as my learning curve at my new job tapers off.
My latest piece, The Archer, is of my great nephew, who is becoming a man. He became interested in archery after reading the Hunger Games series, and made a bulls-eye on the trip out that is depicted in the painting.