Smile for the Camera (Oils)

Woman and dog on orchard tractor

This is my dear friend Linda Nelson with her dog Maddie posing for a photo.  When I took the photo I didn't realize Linda was propping up Maddie's head so her face would show well in the photo.  So I dubbed it "Smile for the Camera."  I loved being able to capture Linda, Maddie, the orchard tractor and the weeds -- the kind of detail work I am driven to do, but which takes an awful lot of time to perfect.  It was a joyful project because of my love for both Linda and Maddie.  This is posted in loving memory of the Nelsons' precious Maddie.