“Field of Plenty” 10″ x 8″ oil on canvas
What can I say? Once again I was completely surprised by something in my “own backyard”.
A week ago Sunday was the meeting of a local plein air group I participate in. They only meet from May through October. I’ve missed all the outings so far due to other commitments. This week the location was about 5 minutes from my house. I wasn’t sure what to expect other than I knew the farmland they backed up to.
As I arrived and headed into the backyard I was greeted with an abundance of mature foliage, lovely beds of flowers and a pathway out to the field. It didn’t take long for me to decide on this scene. I recognized the barn. In fact I have a large painting that I’m working on with this very barn at a different time of year.
The scene was just as bright as this. Full sun, beautiful clear colors and a billowy cloud filled sky. The kind that sing with vibrant clear blue that’s just magical.
I enjoyed the company of my fellow artists. Saw some folks I haven’t seen in awhile and met the owner of the property another long time resident. It was a rich day for me. One that lifted my spirits as I was coming off a week of learning my 14 year old rescue dog has kidney disease and having her hospitalized as a result. As I write, she’s in much better condition. It’s was good to step away on this day from that. To get a breather and give myself some perspective on the grand nature of life and all that it offers in experience.