Thank you, Nancy, for your comment on my last post about the bowl of fruit working as a painting. I was just thinking about taking it in that direction and with your encouragement will do so. I've always considered myself a painter, applying painting techniques to my prints, so it's an easy reach.
I visited "Daily Paintworks" which has weekly challenges and thought I'd try the "German Landscape Challenge." There's some beautiful and inspiring works that have been submitted, so I encourage people to take a look.
Here's my "German Landscape" painting. It's far from finished, but it's given me some good feedback and ideas. The color is driving me crazy. It's done with acrylics which are feeling gaudy to me, so I'll start applying oils on top and try to take it down. It'll be a work in progress for some time!