Mother and Baby during Solar Eclipse
oil on canvas, 24 x 18″, 2017, $395
It was the day of the solar eclipse, and six adults, one baby girl and a pet boxer dog gathered in a backyard in Boise. Part of our group was a young family who came all the way from Texas, and they sat on the grass in the filtered shade of a huge old cherry tree. I eagerly took photographs of the happy family as the sun and moon together made fascinating reflections on the Texans enjoying the spectacle. I chose one of my favorite subjects to paint ; mother and child.