"Summer Green" 5x7, Oil on Gessobord
I started this little plein air study when we made our summer trip up to Illinois in June. My husband's folks have the most lovely piece of land. I love to sit out and just paint portions of it every time we go up. This summer (because of my foot surgery) I wasn't able to do everything with the family. One particular day I sat out on the porch (crutches and all) and painted. It was a really lovely day. Cool in the shade (yes, cool!) with the light hitting the grass with shades of yellow.
I wouldn't want to repeat this summer at all but I will say it was full of these little graces. My children, my husband, family members, friends, meals, and splashes of beauty throughout. God was giving me rungs on a ladder. Glimpses of His love.