I am back. I am sorry that I haven't posted in a while. We had a bout of swine flu that set me back and getting the kids back in school always creates time warps and you just don't get everything done. I never stop painting. Sometimes I can't get into the zone and don't paint very well but painting is like breathing to me. I have to be doing something creative at all times. With that said, I will share some of what I have been doing that I didn't get around to posting. This first painting is painted under the influence of John Singer Sargent. I say this because I found a print of his beautifully framed at an antique shop. This print inspired my composition. I will post both the master's painting and mine so that you can see what I saw and was inspired to attempt.