I did this subject a day after my wife Polly died in 1997. It showed more emotion and was done in quite a different color scheme. Later I decided to do it in just a little bit more precise manner and to give it a new title.
I have been preparing digital images for an upcoming show and decided to include this painting but had no digital record of it. It is a thankless job to remove a painting from the framing but a necessary task to take a photo. I think it was worth the effort.
I'm an old fart (pardon me, senior citizen) who spends most of the time painting or trout fishing. Trout fishing takes me into some beautiful places, especially here in northeast Wisconsin, and I often think that next time I'll bring my paints and leave the fly rod at home, but then I realize I can paint at home but I can't catch trout there. You can find out more about my painting philosophy, background, etc. @ www.kenmarsden.com.