July 12, 2010
- Oil on Masonite (Ampersand Gesso Board)
- 36″ x 12″
- In a private collection
This is an oil portrait of a beautiful, confident woman named Sue. She has lived her life on the Mississippi River, which shimmers behind her. The river view looks north towards Quincy, IL, where Villa Katherine sits lighted on an eastern bluff. Barges are tied to the Missouri shore just south of the bridges. Behind the sweep of clouds, a night sky is revealed. “Dream-makers”, Sue’s event decorating business, is saluted with the lanterns that hang behind her and reflect in the water. Gary, Sue’s husband, stands with their son and daughter by the hickory forested valley behind their home. I love sitting on their deck, relaxing with a favorite drink, listening to the sounds of the forest and pond and enjoying good company.