I was tired of looking at my lame mother's day post. I'm sorry. It was ranty, boastful, crap. I wanted to post something funny. I didn't. I couldn't upload the cartoon I wanted. My intended post morphed into unintended ranty crap. Sorry.
I found a painting not previously posted. This was painted on location in the woods near my house. It was about 90 degrees that day but cooler in the shade. I armed myself with bug spray and painted for a couple of hours in the woods. This is my preferred method for painting landscapes. Sometimes circumstances prevent the purist plein air.
I gave this to my brother and his wife for a wedding present. I did have a giclee print made. These are wonderful records. I can sell the giclees at a lower price and I can "eat my cake and have it too." I will have a wonderful copy of my painting.
By the way, click on this image. You will see the actual brush strokes. I hope you find them more satisfying than my poor excuse for cropping this image. (Great taste, less filling!)