Still escaping the cold by painting memories of summertime travels, today's painting is from our trip to California. But more than just California dreaming, today's painting is also a tribute to the host of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge, Leslie Saeta. Leslie, an accomplished palette knife painter is known for painting California beaches, boats and palm trees. She been very inspiring to me both in terms of technique and marketing savvy. Last January, I took on her 30 day challenge and my painting career has been forever changed. This January, more than 360 artists have take up her challenge. Thank you, Leslie. And best of luck to all of you 30 day painters out there!