I couldn't think of a more relaxing way to unwind from a stressful week than to paint "happy clouds." One sniff of oil paints and turpentine and I instantly fall into a sort of zen mode and all is well again. Well, that and a glass of wine. I didn't have time to commit to a larger painting, but wanted to play with paints. This cloud study is of Hog Island in Ipswich Mass, where the trees sprawls out over the serene salt marsh. Below is how it looks framed, against a teal colored wall.