It was so good to get home to my studio yesterday. I had a great time over the holiday but I missed my outlet of creativity – my paintings. I started a new painting last night. The photo of the landscape as shown. I am drawn to skies and agrarian scenes. I have a place in my heart for farmers and ranchers. This is a field photo I took on one of my trips to Lubbock. I frequently travel to Lubbock to visit Peachtree Gallery. The gallery represents my creative self – my photography and paintings. Google the gallery. Taylor Petree is the owner. Taylor is a young spunky lover of art. She does a bang-up job, too. Taylor gathers such a variety of art. Don’t let her age fool you. She is a “go getter.” Anyway, back to my newest painting. One of my favorite group of artists is the Post Impressionist – Degas, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne. They were influenced by Japanese woodcuts – that is why so much of their work contains heavy outlines. I like the outlined look also. I frequently outline my work except in complementary colors, not just black. This painting will have a redish orange outline, maybe a little purple, too. So stay tuned. Also, my dogs were very glad to see me. Mick and Cullin joined me in the studio last night. Love my canine kin.