I went to visit my mom in VA for a week and had a wonderfully productive time. I got my hair done, and eye brow done, went for a massage with my mom, ate loads of good food.. and among all these activities, I finished 3 paintings and started the 4th one.
My mom has a beautiful garden full of flowers and she took many photos of them in a vase. So I painted them to loosen up my painting hands. Then I painted a landscape using a painting knife for the first time. It was so much fun mixing oil colors with knife, I don't know why I haven't used it before. The colors smeared across the canvas so smoothly, like butter. I had to refrain myself from trying to eat them. :)