Do you remember the joy of discovery as a child? Do you remember being awed and amazed by the world? Last summer, I had the privilege of spending some time with my niece, a budding artist. One morning, we took a walk and discovered this field full of freshly rolled hay bales. Ava immediately ran into the field. She wanted to touch them and could hardly contain her excitement.
I caught a quick photo of the moment and turned it into this painting. I wanted to capture that moment of joy and awe with the red barn sitting in the distance and low, humid clouds along the horizon. There is a sense of timelessness to the piece. A little girl in a big world.