Wow Febuary already. We made it through January. Not much of a thaw around here this last week of the month with temperatures hovering near 0 degrees and a cold arctic wind. But a new month and longer daylight hours to paint and spend in the studio. Last Monday I worked on this pear and the two previous posting and after that I decided to play with the paint on a panel I had in the studio. I was inspired by the bouquet of tulips in our kitchen that had each day seem to open their petals and expand their luscious red shapes into the space.