Lost Valley Pond, Virginia
I painted this huge canvas en plein air and without an easel to stabilize it. It was mostly flat on the side of the pond as I worked on it. Naturally, I could not finish it on location. The pond (which is very close to our place in the mountains) contains in this painting an image of my Akita dog Murasaki Shikibu (“Shiki”) swimming, though she is probably not very visible at the scale available on this website. Who needs a pool when you have a spot like this to cool off in!
Oils on stretched canvas 48” x 48”