Been to hot to get outside and paint. We have been on the road a great deal and have yet to get to "play" with some of the ideas I have had floating around in my head. I usually do that during the summers when I am not teaching, it gives me the opportunity to fully submerge myself in the painting without the pressures of other responsibilities outside of the studio... a time for me to be selfish and to re-invent.
Also on my list of things to do this summer: incorporate more objects in my daily paintings besides just the fuit themselves. I do love the close cropped images I have been painting, but I need to stretch it out a bit more and give myself a challenge.