I have to tell you, I'm not overly pleased with today's painting, of Oscar and Pumpkin. I'm not going to bemoan the fact that Oscar kept getting up to play Lego during the sitting and that Pumpkin rearranged her furry self at least five times because frankly, blaming the subject for a poor painting is like a bad workman blaming his tools, as they say! That is the joy and the vexing challenge of painting from life! It gave us a lot of laughs anyway! Then it pleased me no end to go for a barefoot boxing day walk on the beach, and Maisie had a really good run around. I have a new camera now which I need to learn to use, let's hope it's good for taking photos of paintings! Then all I'll need is a computer that works for happy blogging in 2012!