Day 01: On Friday March 20th, 2020, I received word that I was furloughed from my full-time job. I went onto my balcony. The usual roar of the nearby highway was absent. I sat in this new eerie quiet observing the strangely lush and colorful landscape that is springtime Los Angeles and made a painting. I knew it would calm my nerves and focus my mind. Although it is not the mainstay of my studio practice, I have a long history with plein-air watercolor painting. Over the next three months, I continued to make these paintings, forming a record of my small personal experience within a global pandemic.