Trio, 10 x 8", Oil on Artist Board, 2011. This image is from a series of plein air paintings done at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, close to Pasadena, California. The Huntington is an artists dream. I could have painted for years with the variety of gardens and views afforded by their well kept grounds. I traveled to California with my art buddy Susan Hotard. I was waiting for her to finish up, and these guys caught my eye. This is a fifteen-minute painting. It’s a fast bit of intuitive painting that makes this trio sing and even shimmy a bit.