March 29, 2012. I sketched this hollow tree up on the hill today. Although it's only a shell of a tree, it is filled with life, ready to burst forth with color now that spring has arrived. My daughter is heading off to Tanzania tomorrow, so we are praying for her to have a safe and wonderful trip, as she'll be working with the Masai children.
March 25, 2012. A friend from Lyon brought me a couple copies of the English version of The Art of Watercolour, also printed in French as L'Art de l'Aquarelle. The magazine interviewed eight plein air sketchers including Joseph Stoddard, Federico Gemma, Nina Johansson, Michael Duvoisin, Claire & Reno Marca, Paul Madonna, and myself. A special thanks to Laurent Benoist for including me in this beautiful magazine.