Thinking of Spring

There is no snow on the ground which is unusual for January in Wisconsin.  It is wet and damp. It has been like this all week.  

So I started thinking of warmer weather. I took out my box of photographs looking for inspiration for a painting.  Then I saw this picture that I had taken this past spring of this chipmunk who is clearly enjoying his lunch.  

Yep I will paint him.   He seems to enjoy strawberries as much as I do. 

Strawberries for Lunch