I'm just back from "Art Camp"......about 30 artists gathered at the Nature Center in Sandstone MN.  It was an intense four days of painting.  Most of my paintings are plein air from the vicinity of Sandstone, MN where the Kettle 
River gallops by.  Our weather was spectacular and it was fun be with artist friends.  I'll be going to the big Minnesota State Fair tomorrow.  Unfortunately, my painting did not make it past the judge this year.  But, as all of us who have tried year after year to get in know, you have to keep on trying, just because it is There!!!!!!!