"After the Rains" (Spring, 2013)  
Pastel pencils, architectural pencils, and watercolor
10"x 13"
2013
 
Well, mud is harder to paint than one might expect (and foggy mist is not exactly a picnic to "draw"); I've laid this one aside several times over the past month, started over again at least a couple of times....and I finally pushed through it this morning.
 
The scan is, of course, pretty awful (see the vertical band of white-ness?).  The fact remains that I'd rather sit here painting than getting into that car and driving to damned Best Buys. It would be difficult to determine which I hate most....driving or shopping.