“Picnic” is a throw back to a photoshoot I did with my nieces Keeley and Maddie a couple summers ago. These kids are just too cute and so easy to paint. I fell in love with their sweet smiles and the lovely warm colors in this picture. I’ve been meaning to paint it for a long long time but was caught up in my Italian Series. Now that it’s spring I am feeling like getting back to a more prairie themed pieces once more. It’s my home and I am always finding inspiration here.