I fractured a couple of ribs on Saturday and am limited to what I can do comfortably. Sneezing, hiccuping, coughing or cleaning the house are not on the list. Painting, however, is. So, I'm enjoying the luxury of painting without experiencing the normal "guilt" that goes along with taking long days for myself. Here are my latest creations. The aspen trees are getting their new leaves and they inspired me to recapture a taste of autumn. The paintings actually have richer darks than the camera has picked up.