Thirtyone was fun, I think I`ll keep this blog alive. This study is included in my show, now up at the Hanson Howard Gallery in Ashland OR. It`s based on a sketch I made as I sat on a side of the Eola hills, which were planted in pinot noir. It was early April, it was windy and wet. A few 'scouts' in the borders had taken the chance and bloomed. Very soon the entire valley would burst awake.