What with arthritis in my lower back, joining up with arthritis in my neck and shoulders, I haven't felt up to painting for a while - but the snag is, it's so easy to lose your momentum, and your touch (so far as I have one: self-deprecation being my middle names). So on the whole, it's better to plough on through pain and discomfort and get on with it.
This is a bit of a moody one, I suppose. Rat present and correct, if you should choose to look for him. Used the Cadmiums in this one - Yellow, and Red Deep: quite how I'm going to replace them if the bloody EU bans them, I don't yet know; maybe the Cad. Red Deep could be substituted with Winsor Red Deep, which is basically Pyrrole Red; although it doesn't have the plumminess. But the Yellow - much more difficult: there are very, very few strong, opaque yellows.
A decision is due on Cadmium in paints in December: I suppose I could stock up on them, but as these are some of the most expensive colours you can get, I'm a bit limited in how many I could afford in one go.
I dunno - life gets tedious, dunnit?