Setting up to paint in the hall of my friends home in Wartrace , TN was exciting for me. In the morning I had awoken at the crack of dawn to a dark and rainy day so I set up to paint from the cover of the garage. The view of the distant hills and faded red barns and silos was very inspiring I knew once I got started the painting would go well. Later that day, after a swim in the salt water pool, I asked if I could set up to paint inside the old historic victorian mansion. I chose a view of the front entrance as seen from the stairs. The darkened room I set up to paint in was just perfect for the light I was wanting to capture en plein air in this painting session. Less than an hour into it lunch was suggested and when i returned to the painting I did a little more to the composition but most of it was spot on, as my British friend would say.