Update #1:
Today I had a little company from my studio mate, Shelby, who is going to be 6 in August. I also worked more on the second backyard painting and started a new painting from a collection of Myrtle Beach photographs. It seems a bit ridiculous that I am painting the beach again when I never seem to get there. On a positive studio note, I have decided that my level of tan is directly correlated to the amount of painting I am accomplishing. Speaking of which I will attach one more image of a beach painting completed earlier this summer.