Finally I started to paint my 'flowers in the garden' series. I thoroughly enjoyed it I have to say. I tried the clayboard by Ampersand and it really sucks--in a good way, ha! The surface absorbs the paint like crazy but I like the effect. While my painting student works I need to be busy so as to not hover over her too much, so my plan will be to work on these flower paintings. I like bright color and usually you don't use it in regular landscaping paintings--lots and lots of greens instead.