I did this painting (above) for my friend Karen. It was her birthday last Tuesday! Happy Birthday Karen :) I really had fun figuring out how to paint a rocky or rugged terrain. The green tree with the polar bear (left and below) was done for my friend Margaret. Her birthday was Monday. Happy Birthday Margaret! She loves polar bears. I like the way the tree looks twisted. I'm still trying to figure out how to work with color. I have new watercolors, M Graham & Co. which include quinacridone colors. Quin gold and nickel! Awesome! Yes, I'm an art geek!