This is a view from the top of the hill, with the path that I take down to the dam in the middle distance. The swail in the foreground is the only way I can get around on the hill, because everywhere else is covered in 2m thistles.
Millet's hill 2011 oil on panel
Joe and Channelle came out to visit and knowing that they would be here soon, I picked the smallest panel I had available to do today's painting. They tried to sneek up on me as I was finishing it, but I foiled their schemes and ended up with this little gem to show for it. It reminds me of my favourite painting in the Art Institute of Chicago, a painting by Millet called 'in the Auvergne'.