went painting with my buddy jimmy womble yesterday and we drove over to pivers island for a morning session before we went over to atlantic and painted with julyan davis a painter from asheville. after painting all day, we just sat around talking about the business and painting methodology for hours. it was great hanging out with these guys. they all (like me) make their living from painting. its a very solitary profession and hanging with other painters for a few hours was a real boost.