“Rest Awhile”

Back to the same track, and this time into a hollow as the wind was such that setting up an easel and canvas would have invited disaster. So a dip in the road became my spot, and really it was as lovely as any bejeweled distance view. Furthermore, in order to avoid any chance of breeze I sat down, rather than stand, so the combination of not battling with the wind and sitting quietly allowed a different painting to be born, one of quiet and calm.

"Rest Awhile", 12" x 16", Oil on canvas

“Rest Awhile”, 12″ x 16″, Oil on canvas

One car passed the whole time I was there, and the man stopped to see what I was up to, and when I showed him this quiet piece he told me there was a much better view through the 5-bar gate up the hill…

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