This piece I finished today! “The Gardener,” oil on panel, 11″ x 14″. This portrait painted from life shows a woman surveying her handiwork over the landscape; there is pride and satisfaction in tending the vast gardens, but also a weariness with battling the endless cycles of nature. The romantic grisaille landscape provides a soft contrast to the strength of her features. This piece is being submitted today to the 14th Annual International Arc Salon. Wish me luck!