On a recent drive to Ellijay to buy apples, my husband and I came across this field of sunflowers just south of Chatsworth. It was the kind of scene you would expect in the valleys of Italy or France where I have painted. Last week in oil class, Evelle had photos she had made of a dirt road through a field taken not far from her home that she is painting. For some, objects that they own make the best subjects. The point is, subject matter for painting is all around us. Painting something or someplace that has meaning to you will be more fulfilling and interesting, not only to you, but to the viewer.