Notes From My Residency Journal
I headed for Fair Oaks after many weeks of travel. Evinston is awash in wild flowers this week. I saw masses of Black Eyed Susans, Flox, and White Poppies. Fair Oaks is in bloom with Spider Wort as you can see in my painting.
I was greeted by my canine friends Buddy and Shane and by Beau, a sturdy Black Labrador who is visiting at Fair Oaks. Beau is very sweet and friendly and he seemed to be very grateful to be part of the gang at Fair oaks, as I am.
I headed out to the fields in my favorite blue golf cart and settled in for a while to paint. Soon a shower came so I packed up and headed for the studio, my favorite place at Fair Oaks. Naturally, as soon as I got set up in the studio to paint the rain stopped and the sun came out. No matter, I enjoyed the studio.
Euan came to collect me for lunch and we enjoyed his homemade chicken fajitas and a lovely fruit salad, followed by fruit cobbler with whipped cream. Yummy!! My day got better by the minute. I went back to the studio, happy and content with life to finish the above painting about 4:15 PM. After a bit of clean up, I headed for my own studio, always reluctant to leave my favorite place in the world, Fair Oaks.