But the light and shadow of a summer afternoon, seen shimmering right from my front steps, captured my attention. I made two sketches, and then realized I wanted to paint what I saw. So I did.
The thunderstorms never arrived, at home or at the lake. But as it turned out, I was happy to be reminded that sometimes the front yard is exactly far enough to go.
HOUSES IN SUMMER, MONTPELIER, VERMONT
Sketch and painting by Kevin Macneil Brown, graphite and watercolor on paper, 2015.