Back home now after an extended weekend out to see my Father in Phoenix. I brought my wife’s laptop and the ‘mini tablet’ with me, so I could get a few quick turnaround projects done while I was out there. The two pieces below were for the Wall Street Journal and for Barrons (and the one above was done this morning for Barrons as well). I’ve been using ‘Corel Painter IX’ for the past several years, but for some reason ran into a glitch on the laptop with that software, and ended up downloading a trial version of ‘Painter XII’ (the most recent version), which I used to complete the two illustrations below. I may just upgrade to this newer version (I never upgraded to X because I ran into some technical glitches that made it unusable for me, frequent crashes & certain tools that never quite worked right).