I'm still here. I've just been busy traveling for family stuff, professional development, volunteering, and preparing for my first public art display. I'm sharing the display with three other artists. Their talent far outstrips mine, but the worst that can happen is I don't sell any art. Most of my stuff will not be for sale for one reason or another. All my paintings are acrylic on small canvases.
I'll try to post a photo of my works in progress and also hanging things at the coffee shop.
Pro tip: Don't paint on canvas board unless you can afford to frame it or build your own frames.