Playing with Haystacks

Playing with Haystacks © Nelia Harper
Playing with Haystacks © Nelia Harper

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.

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