After being in California for the past several days one would think I would be painting vineyards. Well, there will be some vineyards in future weeks, but the first thing I do when getting back into the studio is to look at semi-finished paintings with a clear eye. this one needed a little refinement. so my first task was to work a little on the horizon. That being done I could start a fresh painting. I find that if I start a new painting immediately after a break it is often a disaster. Guess it is like the Russian saying, "the first pancake is always a lump." So just looking and refining works best for me.