I attended the Los Gatos Plein Air Invitational a couple weeks ago. Getting back, settling in and getting the images ready to post has taken a while. The first day, I wound up going back to this park that I had painted in 2 years ago….just to see how things have changed. I’m pleased with my progress. The kids that passed by were all very encouraging. There were about 100 geese when I started, sort of surrounding my easel…and honking up a storm, but after I’d been painting a while, I looked up and there was nary a one in sight. They had just somehow slipped away while I’d been completely absorbed in the painting. I did 4 more paintings up there over the next 2-3 days and hope to post them soon.