Sheila, last night as I walked to the ponds just before dusk, I saw your work everywhere – the last light of the sun causing the earth to come alive with color in that half hour before dark, the pink and green reflections in the ice of the pond juxtaposed with the bare branched trees above, the soft pinks and grays of your landscape and the deer that move through it. So many of us are trying to reach you now. We feel you as we attempt to paint with more color, as we try to better understand the intricate design of a horse or a deer – the things you knew so well. In your honor I attempt to learn and grow as an artist. I wish so much you were still with us.
This is Sheila’s painting below. It is called “Just Before Dark” and is an oil, 24 x 48. It is a phenomenal piece.