I am now convinced there is nothing more fun than having a studio and time to paint in it. I was there by myself this afternoon and put on some music (I won't do that when other people are there -- it's in my lease!).
I finished the 30" x 40" Montana Pine painting, using my small study as a reference.
Then I got out another 30" x 40" canvas and a really big brush to work on a reinvention of the sunlit landscape from this summer. This is how it started & you can see the original small painting hanging on the wall across the room. Even though a photo makes it look pretty detailed, I used a brush that's 2 inches wide and I can tell you it's just the roughest, softest paint.