We had a rainy morning, putting a halt on the yardwork, so I had no excuse but to spend most of the day in the studio. A couple floors got washed in the house, but other than that, it was a day for finally nailing down all those gladolias. They’d been blooming-out furiously, as glads do, so I had to invent some of them. It was genuine relief to finish them, so I celebrated by starting to paint in some of the background. It’s all downhill from here.