This painting “happened” one morning when I was having my morning coffee outside. I also happened to have a brand new plein air easel which I just love! So I looked across the road and saw the light coming over the trees, over new dogwoods and a stunning red maple. That’s where my husband found me an hour later — in my pajamas— painting away. Using a palette knife a lot these days. It forces me not to get caught in details that are unnecessary (sometimes). Still I vascillate back and forth between brush and knife. Constantly experimenting. Sometimes fun and sometimes discouraging. This was a fun one!