The Muses painted together yesterday afternoon minus one of us, Patty, who was undergoing breast cancer surgery. Patty came through the surgery very well and I think our prayers had more than a little to do with that. It is also appropriate that we were painting at Rose's church and I know our prayers were heard.
Montra is located about 2 miles from where I live and is a very little town located on 3 hills in the middle of the western Ohio flatlands - thus the name - Montra - after the French word for mountain. These are hardly mountains, but Montra does stand a little higher than the rest of the landscape.
This painting is painted on an 8"x10" canvas panel and was painted en plein air in about 3 1/2 hours. One of those hours was here at home last night just pulling things together. The wind was blowing pretty strongly yesterday and my canvas did a lot of bouncing and moving around. It was a lovely, spiritual afternoon.