The field behind the barn was mowed yesterday, so I went out into it to paint from a vantage point below an old apple tree. It's hard to make this painting look like a view of Utah with buttes or a rocky seacoast in Maine. Yeah, I know. Cheap excuses get you nowhere. If I can just make one or two brushstrokes better each day, not to speak of the composition or other key choices, it'll be okay.