State of the Arts Gallery, Olympia, WA. This one is TINY at only 3.5 x 5 inches. To paint that small with abandon and expressive strokes, I started with a surface about one inch larger all the way around. Using a mat with a 3.5 x 5 inch window, I selected the best view of the scene.
Near Olympia, there is a road called Bordeaux. We did a photo shoot there several years ago and the scenes linger in my mind.