On Monday my niece Mikayla visited my studio and we painted together- those buoys are from Maine and were still just laying on the ground. It was so fun to paint with her- she's 19, and is such an amazing artist. ALready she has won several awards. She had never done oils- I will post her painting when I can get a good photo of it- I think she wanted to work into it a bit more.
Spending time quietly painting with her was the best.