Here is a little (11x5") sign I painted last night:
It reads "Live gently and with passion." The birch trees have little pink lines (rather than the natural grey/black), but it's hard to tell from this scan. I left the trees the white of the gesso over the masonite, because I love the way the grain shows through in streaks where the medium didn't go on as thick. I'm working on a new portrait right now. Other than that, just a lazy day at home. I like the grey sky outside.