I love the work you do. I've been reading your blog for many months now and can't seem to get tired of it. Infact it's in my favourite's bar and I visit it every morning to see if you've added a new post:)
One thing that struck me in your latest picture is how clean your colour palettes are. Are they new or how do you manage to clean them? I've tried using turpentine and alcohol but they just stay dirty.
wow. this was exactly the state of my desk yesterday as well. i have the same iMac with THIS background. and i always work in front of it, too. instead of painting birds i was painting easter eggs, though. we're very alike :-)
Looks like you are a Hiroshige fan, too! No wonder I love your watercolors so much! Wish I could take lessons--ever thought about teaching online? The videos you've posted really come through well on your blog!