Rainy days present opportunities to paint indoors.I spotted this "collection" of houses and telephone poles on Front St. in West Fairview. Crazy how I hate poles and wires despoiling and clogging up beautiful landscapes and towns, but I love them in paintings. The poles help to define size and distance through linear and atmospheric perspective. The telephone lines lead your eye around the painting and unify the objects in the composition. Mostly I love the familiarity they bring to paintings. With me, familiarity means comfort.