Since the Black Bear painting that I was working on has been relegated to the recycle bin, I'll post a blog about something less frustrating. I'll celebrate the arrival of Spring with some photos of the season. Right now I'm working on a Snow Goose painting that I started last December but I got discouraged with the tedium of painting Snow Geese, and set it aside. Melding the subtle tonal values of white birds in the background with white birds in the middle and foreground is difficult, and time consuming. So I picked it up again yesterday with a belief that it had to be less frustrating than the bear painting.