I can't believe it has been 2 months since I've painted. Frustrating doesn't even begin to explain how my day at the easel went. Wiped one but was determined not to leave without a completed painting. If I hadn't pushed through today, tomorrow would probably have been a bigger disaster. I think I set my expectations too high. Wanted to try out a different color palette, work on my edge quality & anticipated painting flowers that weren't available at the florist. In the end, I was just happy that I remembered how to mix colors and which end of the brush to use. Getting that first piece behind me is a good feeling. I'll be back at the easel tomorrow with slightly less ambitious goals.
P.S. Thanks to all who emailed or called me during my absence to make sure that I was still alive and hadn't given up painting.