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This painting was done as a demo during an adult art class. I have several done in a similar process. You take an old painting you don't like (never waste a piece of 140# arches watercolor paper) or on a new sheet. I used an old painting and collaged tissue paper on it using gesso to mute the background colors. After it is dry you look at the painting, turn it around a few times and start painting, reacting to the colors and texture that you have created. You go with the flow and find inspiration from the painting in process or you can force it to a specific subject matter. I usually feel a landscape emerging. I do not normally paint out in the heat or the cold, but I love to be outside; maybe that is why I enjoy painting landscapes. The most relaxing part of my day is outside in the morning and night with the dog feeding the horses, and of course scooping all that manure!!