In the midst of suburban Ellicott City, the Howard County Conservancy has preserved a historic farm - Mt. Pleasant. There are several hundred acres of classic central Maryland rolling farmland along with old houses and barns. I have painted this view many times, and there is always something different to focus on. The fields intersect with diagonals. When I started this, the sky wasn't very interesting, but clouds started building and made a very dramatic sky. If you turn around and look the other direction, you see a sea of taupe, gray, and beige vinyl-clad track homes.