Marina and I drove around to some of our favorite painting spots but could not get inspired, the day was grey with rain coming in. Finally we turned down onto Schoolhouse Road to look for a spot that we had thought we would come back to one day. The sky was now completely overcast except a thin line of sky to the east which was bright yellow/coral. The bright line of the sky and the brilliant poplars which seemed to glow with light from within gave us the inspiration for the paintings. By the time we were finished it had started to rain. Undaunted we sat in the car and drank a cup of hot tea and felt our day most enjoyable and successful.