Finishing a painting after a long break is such a relief. I tend to have lots of projects going on at the same time, interspersed with periods of teaching. Projects that are generating income or have a deadline tend to get top priority while those that are for my own pursuits get put on the back burner. “Winterberry Perch” was started in November of 2011 and has now finally been finished. I just loved the berries in this piece and was experimenting with the background. The chickadee was the last hurdle…Enjoy!