This is my last painting of this year. Have another one started. It is a portrait of a great kid, taking me time to figure out just how to get it right. That's what it's all about, practice and more practice. Think I still like portraits best but occasionally do a landscape to rest the old eyes and do a more relaxed painting.. altho, I love the challange of the portraits.. I hope you all have a wonderful and happy New Year.. This scene is West of Austin in the hill country area.. gorgeous scenery and good hiking.. watch out for creepy crawlers and striking ones too..:) I don't really think landscapes are my forte, if indeed there is a forte.. oh well, it is for relaxing and enjoying.. and that is after all, the main purpose..