In August I had the pleasure of traveling, for the second time, back to my motherland/fatherland of Latvia. It was a wonderful trip filled with family, friends and amazing adventures. In fact, I was lucky enough to come across a family member with oil paints and brushes and I was able to complete two plein air paintings of homes of family and friends while I was there. What a special suprise addition to a fantastic trip! One day that I was painting was actually at exactly the same moment all my artist friends in The Group were out on their weekly plein air adventure.