Life has eased up and I no longer teach math classes. This summer I am teaching two drawing/sketching classes, both on one day. So far, this has made more time for painting. I started this painting two days ago. The scene is Bluemont Virginia, at a winery where I participated in a juried show a few weeks ago.
Two books I would recommend to fellow artists: Landscape Meditations by Elizabeth Mowry, and Starting to Paint Still Life by Bernard Dunstan. Now I'm eager to purchase and read other titles by these authors.