After being with my infant son in a hospital in downtown Philadelphia for months on end, I just had to do another studio study of the Western Prairie. Call it a longing for wide open spaces, and a desire to return to these places that symbolize a certain sense of freedom and in a way I call home since I grew up "on the edge of the prairie." Plus I love painting the lovely and subtle forms of big cumulus clouds and experimenting with their different shapes and patterns. I wish everyone a Happy and Blessed New Year! See more at www.jasontako.com.