Its is day four of the San Luis Paint Out. I just finished the sixth required painting this morning. Beautiful day! The fog left yesterday and there has been nothing but blue skies. Being in a plein air competition, you get to spend a lot of time by yourself. You also see the landscape not as a landscape but as a composition full of light, shadow, warm and cool tones. The other day, my art student was laughing at me. I had been connecting her mood with her artwork. It is easy to get so immersed in the artwork that the world beyond ceases to exist.