I have found too many things to occupy my time lately and have not been doing as much oil painting as I had hoped to. Here are some of the exercises I have completed since I last worked from the book "Oil Painting Develop Your Natural Ability" by Charles Sovek,. The next assignment will be working on exercise 16. I had just glanced at this exercise and for the last week or so assumed it needed me to observe a subject out of doors. Thinking I needed a lot of sun, I have not progressed further. Having read a little today I see I can work without bright sun. Good. I won't need to wait for three or more months until we see summer. Lesson learned, 'don't assume' anything.