I had my easel packed away in the shed getting covered in dust for at least two years while the kids were babies. Now they're old enough to resist the temptation of paint within reach, (most of the time), I've decided to blow off the dust and get it back out again. At the moment Im painting a photo I took of Rottnest Island from our holidays there. I've just blocked in the background and now Im adding in the detail and gradually building up some texture in the rocks. I'll post more photos on this later!