Beautiful Labor Day on Lake Martin! I am so glad I have gotten a chance to be home long enough to paint. I have been working out of town a lot and I have been committed to completing a portrait of a friend's child. I finally finished that portrait today. I have carried this child around with everywhere trying to "get to know him" before I could actually paint his portrait. He has gone with me to California and he has kept me company while I have been on the treadmill and many airplanes. Today he said, "OK - enough" so I took the opportunity to go outside on my deck and paint plein air.