Every year at this time, my heart soars as I drive out to my studio which sits on my family's ranch. The hills are breathtaking covered in velvet grass and the fields of mustard flowers glow. I am so fortunate to live in this amazing part of the world. I am in the process of working of a scene from across the street from the ranch. The seasonal creek weaving its way into the golden fields just called to be painted. I started with this small study and am working on a larger painting 30" x 40".