Its been awhile! I attended the opening of the 73rd Mid Year Exhibition at the Butler Institute of American Art. It was great and a complete thrill to see one of my paintings hanging in this beautiful museum. I returned full of energy and motivation to paint but... pressing projects at work and very long hours have slowed me down. I think I have passed the "crunch" time and can now devote some time to my own work. As you can see this plum painting is my attempt to work out some of the rust. It was better to eat than paint but its a start.