In one week I'll be driving to California, hiking up into the mountains, and camping/painting for 5 days with friends. To get my body ready, I've been hiking up to the top of our local butte (Spencer's) with my pack. And while I'm up there, I also practice painting. This is the first painting I did up there. This is our dry season here in Oregon - the darker layers are trees, and the lighter layers are golden fields.