Usually our group meets at a public location, but for this day someone arranged this spectacular private residence with lovely gardens. I chose this view to include the wild roses in the foreground and path to the boathouse. The focal point was established from the beginning by considering the placement of warm/cool, dark/light relationships.
This morning I was reminded of a lesson I taught the kids. With the use of statistics, I described a place where the great percentage of good things could be had... video games, tvs, cars, food, resources, toys. Of course they said "I want to live there!" And, of course, they already were. For my title, instead of "The Big House", I'm going with "The Good Life"- 9x12,Oil.