I can hear the Mills Brothers singing a Hoagy Carmichael song from many years ago. "Up a lazy river by the old mill run, that lazy, lazy river in the noonday sun. Linger in the shade of a kind old tree. Throw away your troubles, dream a dream with me....Blue skies up above, everyone's in love..." In my painting, it's lilac skies and more misty than noonday sun, but the song lingers on as I paint.

This piece is on gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes varnished, wired, and ready to hang.

- Suzanne Massion

Lazy River

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

12" h x 22" w x .75" d
1 lbs. 10 oz.



Suzanne Massion
Hampshire, Illinois

Getting to Know Suzanne

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.