”Kathy’s Garden” Sonoma, California
22” x 30” 2006 signed bottom middle by Kathleen Elsey, artist
2007 International Society of Acrylic Painters Exhibition, Golden Award
2012 Kathleen Elsey Solo Exhibition at Thos. Moser in San Francisco
I love to visit my old home, Sonoma Mountain. I had a bountiful vegetable and flower garden on the side of the mountain. It was a wonderful, peaceful bit of Sonoma County. There was an incredible old, twisty, gnarly oak tree there, which I painted many times. Here is a picture of Mom sitting in the chair by the old oak tree. After working in the garden, I enjoyed relaxing in the wooden chair in the shade of the oak tree and looking over the countryside. I grew poppies and chard and lettuce at the time this was painted. The air was hot, dry, fresh and the sky so blue. All I could hear was the sound of the insects and animals that owned the mountain. The grass was parched and stra- colored from the long dry summer. I wonder if it still looks like this? This is one of my top ten all time favorite paintings.