I found myself wondering this morning if there is any noise on the sun as it generates all the tremendous energy that gives life, or is there utter silence. Silence is interesting me a lot lately. In my studio I usually have music playing or often when I am painting outdoors I will have the iPod playing my favourite tunes but lately I been opting for silence. I am trying to function in silence, including quieting my sometimes rather active brain. You know, we all struggle with a noisy mind and isn't it wonderful when we can silence that static and be at peace with ourselves. Painting in this kind of silence is very meditative for me, I like the results, which often surprise me. I offer the painting above, which I have titled "On fire for You", as a homage to the Sun.