I noticed a link to Rhonda's blog that wasn't working so fixed that.
I have devoted artist friends who regularly provide encouragement and support. We met through Watercolor Workshop, a yahoo group, about five years ago. During that time, we did a year long monthly painting project, and often have projects such as underpainting the pears, that we all do together (or as many of us that can.) So to Deb(Canada), Rhonda(Kentucky), Paulette(New York) and Teresa(Spain), many, many thanks for offering solid critiques, insightful comments, and kind words when I needed my flagging ego boosted.
On a side note, today (and maybe part of tomorrow) is being devoted to preparing the ANA (Artists of Northwest Arkansas) monthly newsletter for printing. From that information, the ANA website is updated. Which means, in case you are wondering, there won't be a lot of painting or sketching done today, if any. Unless everything goes very smoothly and I finish quicker than expected. Wouldn't that be a bonus (for me anyway.)