Lake Maggiore, Italy 6 x 8 Oil on Panel Today I painted my last painting for 2009. Italy was such an awesome experience this year. Thank you all for your support over the past year, it means a lot to me. Without encouregment you go nowhere. I especially want to thank the Thursday group for many memorable painting days at Bailey Arboretum. And lastly, my mentor Howard Rose for helping and challenging me to do good work. Happy New Year to All and may you paint your masterpiece in 2010.