And California’s southland is experiencing a warm spell. It was 85 before noon today in Van Nuys, warm all last night, and only a tiny bit cooler here in San Diego. The sky is clear and bright blue and all the tank tops and shorts have come out of storage!

I’m unpacked, settled in (sort of) and getting ready to go to tonight’s painting demonstration by Karen Knutson, the workshop instructor for the rest of the week. Today’s photograph is a photo of the small painting she did as a demonstration. She actually works on multiple paintings of the same subject during her demo, showing the process she goes through to complete a well-designed abstract or semi-abstract.