Well, it was like pulling teeth getting started painting today! I hadn't done much painting at all for at least a month because I was so busy getting everything packed and ready for the new antiques booth. So my first attempt at painting today got wiped off - we call that a wiper. But not to be discouraged, I went in the house and watched some of Susan Lyon's portrait painting video and after watching I was much inspired and made another attempt. This time the painting worked out just fine. I highly recommend any and all of Susan Lyon's painting videos - she is an amazing painter and a wonderful teacher.