After a very long break, I shifted all the laundry out of the rumpus room and started painting in oils again. Many of the paint tubes have dried up and are messy, but I spent three solid days painting and cleaning up. Which is a start.
I'm concentrating on brushstrokes, trying to recreate the style of a portrait I did a couple of years ago. Kind of impressionistic, getting out of my realist rut and moving towards something looser I hope.
When I get my photo software working, I will post my progress.
I also plan to do a weekly class to boost my skills. I haven't been to art class since we bought the horse!