The Bay area is never as beautiful, ripe and delicious as in late spring – early summer. Last week I painted outdoors with a painter whose work I absolutely love – Bryan Mark Taylor. His love for the outdoors is evident in his breathtaking paintings. I had three great, sun-filled days over the course of which I learned to see light and atmosphere in a new way. As a side effect I also darkened by 5 shades of tan…..much as I love my day job it leaves me in serious need of vitaminD. These outdoors summer moments are so precious and fleeting, I have to grab them by the horns when I can.