Well Ive had one of those really frustrating periods where Ive honestly felt like giving up. I went painting last week in Faversham for the whole day with firends and for the very first time ever didnt finish a painting . Infact I sneaked off and ad lunch and then had a nap by the river. I wiped one effort out and snapped another and then just watched the others paint whilst waiting to go home. Probably my worst painting day ever. I then decided to go out and paint something Ifelt familiar with to try and make myself feel better and sort of get back on track. I did two paintings , one 12 x 16 of pine trees at Udimore and the other 16 x 12 of an old oak on the corner of a field near Rolvenden. Neither are great but theyre a whole lot better than anything else Ive done for a while..in my opinion anyway. I really enjoyed the corner of the field painting and Have decided I have more of an affinity to this sort of subkject..perhaps I just find it easier to paint :-) Thats it for now. If the weather is okay Im off to Hooe Marina on wedsday.