I have just returned from my vacation with exactly 1000 pictures for future inspiration :-) We went to Venice with a short side-trip to Florence, Sienna and San Gimignano ( see background in photo below.
I quickly worked on Venetian Shutters this afternoon...it has been dragging for too long and it's time to move on. I will put it aside temporarily before I sign it. I find this painting very "busy" and am craving for some simple, uncluttered scene.
It's nice to be back and to catch up with your blogs and your work. Monday, it's back to work at the office for 9 hours a day :-)