I'm getting used to cycles without my camera (broken, broken, stolen) and so I redirect my energy back into painting. I don't know what I'm doing with all of these paintings I'm amassing, but I think chiefly I'm practicing, developing and stretching my visual muscles. Here's two 8X10 still lifes. My inspiration shot was the cover of the Garnet Hill catalogue. I really love the one of the cups, but the tea/spoons turned out nicely too. Sometimes it's so much easier to paint from a beautifully lit photo than my set-ups.