another day spent in the studio....some results. I think that the backyard painting is moving in the right direction now, but still needs work. It is funny how a painting can seem almost finished with one mark, and then fall apart two marks later. Regardless this work is a juicy mess and really needs to dry for a day or so (we will see if I let it). In other news I painted a 2"x 3" self-portrait in the hour before Marc got home. As mentioned above, I should have left it with one final mark but instead kept working and it is less clear, and a lot more muddy, than it was around 5:15.