This piece gave me the idea for this week’s DPW Challenge: Summer in Winter. I took the photo in April in Sonoma and it wasn’t until December that I got around to painting it. I started it on a cold rainy day in a gallery to draw people in…it didn’t really work…mostly everyone was keeping warm somewhere…else. I realized when I got home that the lighting in the gallery wasn’t as good as in my place so I worked on it some more. April still seems so far away.