It's been a busy week. I'm involved in a Plein Air painting event in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. Last Saturday we held our "quick paint" where you are allowed 2.5 hours to start, paint, finish and frame a painting. I always enter this part of the competition with some anxiety, as the weather is a big unknown. I was lucky to find a quiet spot where I found some cows. Suddenly, the cows were gone...in for morning milking. But luckily they returned before the time was up. I chose to include just one cow under the old tree. It turned out to be a morning of "Solitude" for me in spite of the hurried feeling of the Quick Paint and dodging the raindrops.