I began a rather difficult painting this week. It's a commission I'm working on of darling Victorian house in Denver. After lunch today, I needed some extra energy to get back to work. Then I remember that I had just brought home my very favorite flavor of ice cream: Peppermint Stick! It only comes out at Christmas time, so a few spoonfuls of this delicious treat was exactly what I needed to get back into the right mood for painting... Watch for photos of this painting in progress to come next week.