I was really moved by my last impasto painting and couldn't get it out of my mind. I drove to the south end of Fidalgo Island a few weeks ago to watch an intense sunset that seemed to be forming by late afternoon. A rather trite subject, it always intrigues me. They become trite because of the beauty that draws painters and photographers into their web. The question in my mind is can I paint it differently than anyone else? Can I find something that no one else has found? Is this what goes through the minds of all artists as they approach this subject? Should I walk away? No, I'll stay and play.