It is amazing how emotional stress can really drop you into the abyss...it has taken me a few weeks to be able to paint again. When I did start painting, it was in my mind to go to my 'happy place'. So here is "My Happy Place #1". It is an image out of my imagination. A combination of golden fields from Wyoming, vineyards of California, and forests of the Midwest. I worked hard to make the cumulus clouds believable. This is a painting done in acrylic on a 5"x5" canvas. I have already begun "Happy Place #2", so stay tuned! Oh, and I am trying to listen to that inner voice that tells me when to STOP painting. Usually I want to add detail, make everything perfect, and smooth. This time I stopped in time to leave some really good shadows in the golden fields...Yeah!