I've done a few more things to the kayak, saturating the deck and laying glass tape on all the seams. And I've started painting again. I didn't paint at all for the past year.
I think it had something to do with losing both my parents. My mother died on October 17, 2007 and my father died on January 2, 2008. I don't know what the connection to painting is. I didn't stop doing anything else.
I am working on a fencer painting I started last year. I thought it was almost done. It had a beautiful passage that I saved almost from the beginning of the piece. It's gone now, completely obliterated. The background colors are very different.