Since the Michelle Usabelli-influenced paintings, I've studied with some wonderful teachers, including spending almost a year doing classical drawing and painting in Tenaya Sim's Georgetown Atelier, painting with Suzanne Brooker at Gage Academy, with Henry Stinson both here in Langley and at his studio in Pullman, and Pierre Bonaparte through the Whidbey Island Fine Art Studios. The eggs and chocolate painting was a still life at WIFAS. The cow, entitled "One of the Girls," was from a photo I took on a ranch in Kansas last fall. I adore cows (and other farmyard critters) and have another cow painting planned for the near future. I love her teal face, and sparkly top-knot. Both of these paintings were recently sold.