I recently gave several painting lessons to a couple that wanted to enjoy and experience some plein air painting while in France this summer. I asked them to bring in some photographs that they had taken for us to work from and one of the photos was of a stunning view of Mt Hood, pink sky and moon. We all had a great time painting. I ended up with a wonderful 14X11″, auctioned it on Ebay and it now belongs a fantastic collector in Montana.  I thought I would paint it again, this time in a large format, so this is what resulted and I will be launching it to Ebay Auction Saturday, May 5th. Thanks to Jean and Jane for the beautiful photo to work from, and I wish you both the best as you paint in France this summer.