Aspen Lane Red Poppies is painting number eight in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge sponsored by the talented Leslie Saeta! I'm already sweating bullets, wondering how I'll manage to get a painting done tomorrow, since I have an art club meeting tomorrow night and an art donation delivery tomorrow during the day. Where there's a will, there's a way. I'll just have to have an extra donut to fuel me through.... In the meantime, a four-foot aspen commission is beginning to take shape in the studio. Here's the upper quadrant. When you've got a painting this big, do you start at the bottom or the top? I really had to give that some thought!