I went to the Laguna Art Museum to see a special exhibit of one of my all time favorite California watercolor painters, Rex Brandt. His paintings have inspired me since I was a kid. My mother used to clip out examples of his work which she would find in Southern California magazines and publications. I was also very fortunate to take his summer workshops in 1978, 1979 and 1981. Both Rex and his wife, Joan Irving Brandt, were terrific teachers and very personable and likeable as well.