12 x 9 inches, oil paint on wood panel Copyright 2010, John A. Brecht, all rights reserved
This was painted in January, 2010. It was a warm day, not unusual for January in South Carolina. This time of year it is all about the sky -- candy blue through the lacework of bare trees. This was looking up a path not far from the Savannah River. It had rained the night before. I made a pile leaves to carpet where I was standing in order to stay out of the mud.