Yesterday morning brilliant orange light peaked around the clouds with a background sky of pure lavender. Sometime I will try to find out why the colors are so different every day, but for now, I am inspired to begin painting again. I brushed in ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, lavender, and orange for the sky, leaving a little white at the horizon. Then, picking up thick dark blues, burnt sienna and sepia, I created a land form. That’s it, except for a trio of birds in the white area.

Advice: after a break from painting, begin with something simple.