A soft day on Black Point Pond – 16 x 24
This one is for Herself.
My stalwart champion
protector and defender
lover of the ocean
lover of straw hats
lover of me.
If you stand in front of the painting, The Study House,
look out the front door
and use your zoom lens
you will see the barest sliver
of Black Point Pond.
When I was working on this painting spring was in full bloom.
The studio garden was soaking up the warming sun, with spinach,
buttercrunch, land cress, hakuri turnips, cherry red radishes,
and purple sprouting broccoli filling our salad bowls with life itself.
One fine day Miss Pat came over to fetch a bowlful of spring
and poked her smiling face into the studio for a visit.
She noticed a photo tucked into the shelf behind my easel
and asked could she see it please.
It was a snap shot of the pond’s edge
with a woman strolling along
in a straw hat.
Oh, I LOVE this.
Are you going to paint it next.
No, I said, that’s just something the camera caught
while I was photographing the front yard through the door.
But I REALLY love this.
It is such a soft Vineyard moment.
And…there ya go.
This one’s for you Babe.