It was 97 degrees here today, but that didn't stop your intrepid correspondent from getting outside and busting out the oil paints! What's more, I busted out a big canvas -- 18" x 24," absolutely huge by my standards. I worked on the picture about 3-4 hours. I like it, but I think I need to make the distant objects -- the trees, and the furthest red barn -- recede more by cooling down their colors a bit. I'll let it sit for a few days and think on it.