Here's one of two offerings for the new "Shades of Gray" show at ArtHouse Gallery. For "Misty Morn" I painted a red gesso undercoat then added texture before laying down the paint. I tried to make a rather gloomy scene into a less threatening one by adding a bird to it. If you've ever watched the show Portlandia, check out the scene where they make everything better by adding a bird to it. It's hysterical!