30×40 Oil on Canvas
I started painting this while living in Minnesota about 16 years ago. We moved to Virginia shortly after, and although not finished, it was hung over the fireplace where it remained for about 13 years. Everyone loved it the way it was and I was afraid to finish it off. We decorated our house around the colors. One day I took it down thinking it was in dire need of varnish. I took a chance and finished it! Fortunately, I had improved over the years and didn’t wreck it and it quickly sold it in a show. Parting with it was a little bittersweet, but the person lives close by and I have been given visiting rights.