7 x 5"
oil on panel
It's New Year's Eve and I'm gonna get a little personal for a change.
My year started with an evil gall bladder that eventually was removed. I lost my brother who died too young.
A couple of months went by and after bracing for the third bad event to strike - I realized time was passing me by and I needed to dust myself off and get back to being positive again.
From that point, everything got better. It always does.
This new painting is from one of the best moments of my year - as simple as it was. I returned to my mom's family, after years had gone by of neglect. My aunt and uncle still live on a peaceful, beautiful farm in Roxie, Mississippi - a place I visited all through my childhood. My uncle took me for a spin on his ATV, out in the fields, through the woods, down to the creek and just as the sun was sinking, he stopped. I didn't have to tell him how beautiful it was - the shadows, the oranges and golds, the peace. He relishes this every day. It was just a wonderful moment in my year.
~ Happy New Year to you and may you always relish the beauty in life's simple moments.