It is so easy to get up everyday and be able to paint when you find inspiration in your own backyard. My dogs are one reason that I have that opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. Everyday without fail I bundle up, camera in hand and Brandy, Bailey and I head down the driveway into the woods. I never tire of the pines. The woods are truly a beautiful wonderland after a fresh snow fall. Capturing the light filtering through is my challenge when I paint. I have been working on a series of woodland paintings. Here is a sample in progress.