Morning Ramble, 20 x 16 inches

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Morning Ramble

Last year in early June, my old garden was blooming well. Sweet Williams had taken over a corner of my flowerbeds, the chives I had separated and planted in a row, trying to create a bordering edge the year before were a riot of blooms, and everything else was green and lush. The garden was getting ready for the height of late June.

Early June is a period of time in my Virginia garden that I particularly love, the temperatures are not too hot, however they are warm enough for the summer blooms to begin appearing. It is a magical time of transition.

The morning I took the reference photos for this painting, my daughter Naomi was roaming around and in her own little world. The light was bright and was so sparkling. When I took the photos, I could not get the image of her backlit out of my mind. I knew I would paint the scene.

This April (2017), I began the painting and now every time I look at it, I am taken back in time.

...................................................................... Framed Painting Reserved for Exhibition, $2500, please email me for details {20" x 16" – oil on linen} ......................................................................