There are days that I get a glimpse of the snow covered Rocky Mountains from my living room window and am so grateful that I got a chance to spend some time in them before isolation. The first time I visited the Rockies I was about 5 years old. My dad took me up the side of the mountain to take pictures in the snow...it was also the first time I got to use a camera. It's one of my fondest memories. Many years later, my husband and I spent our honeymoon in Banff National Park, then our 10th Anniversary. Now that we have lived nearby for the past 20 years, we spend many days and nights in the mountains and they never cease to amaze me. I'm so grateful to carry a moleskine with me at all times and so to have some sketches which are inspiring 5 new paintings all measuring 36x36 inches. I'm curious to see where these pieces will head and if I will like this little foray into the landscape. It's not that I haven't painted landscapes, but I don't do it often, especially not on this scale and with a full focus on the mountains and skies. I'm enjoying it.