|Joose's Farm–Tampa, 8x8 oil|
So I invited myself over to my friend Joose's house. (Yes, the name is unusual. It's a long story, you'll just have to ask her.) I wanted to do some more practice plein air painting and I had been inspired by her paintings of her favorite parts of "The Ark", as they call their little farm. She graciously accepted and we spent a wonderful Sunday morning capturing the charm of her backyard. Also I got to meet Reilly, her year old black lab mix farm dog, who is a sweetheart. He alternated between chasing the cat and lying at our feet, helping with the painting.