I have a friend who is going through chemotherapy right now and she asked me to be a guest artist on her blog. I loved to do it, knowing how miserable she has been from the treatments. Kathie George is my friend who is such a joy to be around and such a fantastic artist! She's a master of batik paintings! I got to meet her through Karlyn Holman, another great friend, who I respect so much! I have met so many lifetime friends through my art. What a blessing! Anyway, I'm purposely NOT showing you the steps to this painting, so that you will visit Kathie's blog to see it! You won't be sorry! Look back through all of Kathie's posts, for great lessons and what a great writer she is! Here's the link: www.kathiegeorge.com/blog Be sure to hit "read more", so you can see the whole lesson. And sign up to receive notices of her blog! Have fun doing the charcoal pour!!!