I just started a new painting of my dog, Maea. It's a fairly small painting and I'm using an oil ground panel that I prepared a few weeks ago. This is day 1, so it's still really rough, but I think I'll be able to finish it in 3-5 days. I also might add a simple background to it also.
As the Summer is ending, it's getting nice and cool in my garage where I paint. And every time I get to work, I remember why I love painting so much. I'm really very happy with all the progress that I've been making recently. And I still can't believe that I'll be teaching oil painting at the Ridgewood Art Institute starting in 12 days!