Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Hazy Morning on St. Route 65

My husband and I spent every weekday for 6 weeks this summer traveling to Lima - a distance of 25 miles one way - so that he could receive radiation treatments for throat cancer.  This is a scene I saw everyday, but one morning, everything was perfect - all I could see was "painting!"  I asked him to stop the car and I took several photos.  I finished this small painting yesterday - it is 6" x 8" and it is painted in oils.  It is hard to believe, but this is exactly how it looked that morning - it looked like the trees were outlined in darker green and so I tried to capture this without giving the impression that I outlined everything.  It brings those days back vividly to me.


Jane said...

Dear Barb, the painting is beautiful, it shows a lovely and peaceful landscape. I really hope your husband is better, all my best wishes. xx

Barb Sailor said...

Jane - thank you for your kind comments about my painting and your concern for my husband. At this point we won't know until the end of the month of October whether the cancer has been whipped...we just keep praying.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Barb - the painting is so peaceful. Hope your dear husband is doing better. Will keep him in my thoughts and prayers.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks Debbie! I appreciate your prayers.