Recently I googled images of Magnolia Gardens in Charleston, SC, because I thought I would like to do another painting of the azaleas. To my horror, the painting I did of the bridge in the gardens almost a year ago was in the page of images. It is so primitive looking. I was embarrassed, but also relieved that I've improved. I've learned from Mark Weber and Lynette Hayes, and I'm grateful I've had the opportunity to do that. I've put several of the paintings I've done in the past year in a pile to be gesso-ed over and used again as canvases. Here are a few things I've done lately. The Pineapple Gates and Reflections are the finished paintings that I showed in progress earlier. Maybe in a year, I'll look back at these and think, "Oh, that's embarrassing."