Since my last post I have been in a process of changing my diet and athletic training to lose weight because I was having more and more issues with back pain trying to paint and I thought dropping some pounds would maybe help. I am currently about 45 pounds lighter since winter 2016 but I am still finding it hard to stand or sit to work on a painting for anything longer than 15 or 20 minutes at a time, which was becoming increasingly frustrating to me. As of a few months ago i began trying to paint lying in bed, and though i found it more comfortable I had a hard time not making a total mess of my bed. Enter my new Sienna Plein Air mobile painting studio (pictured in first pic) which I finally received in the mail a few days ago, and I am back to work again. I have much more control of the angle of the canvas, which is great, and my paint palette and brush tray nice and close to my painting surface. I will be doing less larger work in the future so that is a bit of a change I will have to accept, but I guess I’ll just have to live with that reality for now. I do intend to do more plein air painting as well with this gear but am psyched how much this set up is helping in my studio.