I have posted this half-finished horror just to prove that I have done some painting today - over 3 hours in fact! It took me ages to work out what I wanted to paint. In the end I decided to try the bucket of cut banksia flowers that I took a photo of the other week. I have no idea what I was thinking! As usual I thought I'd be able to loosen up and simplify it - and as usual I didn't succeed! I also thought I'd use up one of my larger canvases that are gathering dust and taking up room. This one is 20" x 16". It is canvas on board. After using the small hard boards lately - which I love - I didn't enjoy painting on the canvas again. I find that too much time is spent trying to get the paint to cover the surface thoroughly. But maybe that's just due to inexperience. When I called it quits today I had almost decided that I wouldn't bother continuing with it. But I will persist - I hate leaving things half finished.