This painting captures late summer colors. The artist shows the contrast between a distant ridge of yellowing sugar maples and a cloudy blue sky. Standing waist deep in a field of tall goldenrod she made the first broad brush strokes. After several visits to the field to confirm her first impression, Suzanne finished this painting in her studio.
When the land changes, Suzanne Massion's paintings will remind you of the way it once was. She drives the back roads through the tall grass prairies and farmland of her native Illinois, stopping to paint en plein air when the moment strikes. She feels like she's in a race to save a disappearing treasure as buildings burn or open space is paved over. Suzanne donates a portion of her sales to fund local land conservation efforts.