The main subject in this painting is the rising sun struggling to break through layers of clouds. The artist’s use of oils here is uniquely suited to capturing a brilliant midsummer sky. Suzanne remembers the day saying, "the day was very hot. I was thankful for a bit of cloud cover. It sheltered me from the scorching heat and gave me an idea for the title.”

- Suzanne Massion

Sheltering Sky

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

22" h x 32" w x .75" d
2 lbs. 8 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.