It was time to freshen my eyes. I spent 2.5 months traveling and painting out of a backpack. I carried paint, canvas, camping gear, clothes, journal, books, maps, and rain gear. My plan was to skin Spain, France, and the Netherlands. A night train got me to a pension in Madrid. Day one was Puerta del Sol, or Plaza Mayor, with this amazing view. After spending six months painting at night in a coffee shop, it felt great to let a little light back in.