On the way back from Point Reyes last week, my friend and I stopped to paint a quick one in the small village of Nicasio. Nicasio is home to Saint Mary’s, a beautiful little church established in 1867. It is a favorite place for artists to paint. In my mind, there is little reason to wonder why. Nestled in the golden hills, and bathed in the evening light, Saint Mary’s Church was both a challenge and a delight to paint.