Okay already! I'm here now! But I can't really believe almost a week has passed since the last writing. Have I been busy? Yes. Have I been painting? Yes to that as well. My studio group spent all of Saturday afternoon critiquing paintings. Sigh. Why is it so impossible to just do it absolutely right the first time? The accompanying photo is a reworked one, first done during "pumpkin season", and just painted over some now. I have a new rule: just because it is signed no longer means that it's done. :) However I am including it now just so I can call it my "one a day painting". Please ignore the poor photography, it's to late in the day to go try a second round in that department.