Saturday evening I was cleaning up from dinner and watching the sky change from the kitchen window. I immediately decided I had to go paint (dishes can always wait!) and dashed down the road where I remembered seeing the farmer's round bales being harvested earlier in the day. It was just after 8:15 pm and I knew I had to work fast.
From the back of my car, I dashed out a sketch and began to paint. Josh, our hay farmer pulled by in the big tractor to wave hello. We were both chasing the light – he had a partial field left to do and I had a painting to make!
It was a fast and furious dash – paint, brushes and water all coming together. The sky was incredible and the light changing so fast. I found myself totally immersed and just telling myself to press on and paint fast. No time to over to analyze or scrutinize.
As the sun disappeared behind the distant hills I stopped and watched a deer and her young ones venture out from the woods to find a little nibble. I saw Josh in the distance, returning to his barn.
And I packed up to head home... dishes were waiting.
I grew up along the Delaware River in Bucks County, PA. My earliest memories are of drawing outside with my sketchbook and it evolved into plein air painting with watercolors. I love capturing scenes that inspire me - many I find along my everyday travels in and around Bucks County.