The more I paint, the better I feel. And then, when I least expect it, an image seems to paint itself. I feel that way about my little “Windblown” (5x7). The day was too beautiful to stay indoors, even at the Strawbridge Art League Gallery, so I spent the afternoon out front painting “Sunny Corner” (12x12). Kathy was a good sport and let me play semi-hooky outside, but the daylight was heading into sunset and it was time to close shop. I hated to waste my leftover paint, and I had no extra panels to cover. I grabbed a little 5x7 panel that I had coated with leftover paints a few weeks ago and shortly I had a little windblown palm tree in the golden sun. Thank you, God, for that encouraging little tree.