more .... painting
That's very cool that both of you like to paint. I used to paint a lot, but my actual career is more geared toward the commercial side of things, and sometimes I find I lose focus. I just started back up with actual fine art painting very recently. Actually all this with my wife prompted it. I choose to work on wood (think thick veneer) and I use all kinds of media. Spray paint, oils, acrylics, paint pens, india ink, sanders, sand paper, oops paint from home depot. i don't discriminate. It's creative and fun, but it also gets some of that frustration out. It's not representational at all.
I'm kind of a Hefe Weisen man myself, though.