Spring is such a lovely season. After the cold and dark of winter, the warmth and sun are such a welcome relief to me. A little while back, I painted this en plein air at a local microbrewery in a small town in Missouri. It is an uphill view, and shows the play of light and color of the sun shining through a crabapple tree. It has a soft, dreamy feel about it. That is how I was feeling that day when I painted it. I remember listening to old 60’s tunes that the brewery was playing, and it gave me a nostalgic feeling. I was little kid in the 1960’s. There was a charming older home at the top of the hill.