Recently, I was driving through the countryside
where I live and saw this scene.
I knew that I would have to paint.
It had so many elements that are quintessentially fall in the PNW.
When the rains return, the skies are cloudy and gray;
the cover grasses of farmland fields show a surprising springish green color;
and of course the autumn trees putting on their full show.
When I finished the painting, I thought the line of trees
banding the farmer's field looked like natures jewelry .
I then, remembered a line from the psalms
that I had always wanted to use for a title
"To Crown the Year!"
A simple painting that I feel reveals a beautiful truth about this season -
it truly is the crown of the year.
5" x 7" oil on canvas panel
available on my DPW Gallery