|"Dragonfly in the purple flowers" oil on canvas, 7" x 14"|
I started thinking of spring and summer -- and the beautiful wildflowers that line the banks of the river that's just behind my house. I would sit out on the retention wall that sits about 12 feet above the banks, and just watch the glorious kingdom of flowers and insects -- the bees, the butterflies, the many species of dragonflies. I would sit, sometimes for an hour or so, and just watch them. This little universe fascinated me, and I look forward to it this year as well.
Here is a little oil painting I did of that reminiscence -- just because I was musing and enjoying the memories of it. When I work, I like to pull on memories of many things, and this memory was a happy, calming one -- a memory of contentment and happiness in a seemingly simple view.