As I finished this painting last week, I was reminded of a nice day this past fall.
I spent an afternoon at a local cider press to do some "painting" research.
It was a busy day at the press. People that waited to have their apples pressed shared stories about gardens, seasons and families.
For me it was a chance to slow down and appreciate these seasonal traditions.
This is a family run cider press and they all work together with a comfortable ease.
At first I thought I would do a painting about the men that work there.
But as I watched and photographed the workers, I saw that the real energy came from Sally.
She went from job to job seamlessly and was welcoming to all.
I am sure that is why the cider press has her name on it!
Sally at the Cider Press, 17x29 inches, Watercolor on 330 lb. watercolor paper