Oil on canvas

54 x 38

This is a view I have every morning in our woods. Some things have to be painted. This is the view from my studio.

There were countless trees when we moved here 15 years ago. We have planted about 300 more and many, many bushes -- everything to attract the birds we feed year round.

Decatur, Illinois is surrounded by very flat corn and soy bean fields. We found a hill and woods - not typical of this area.