Top of the World (Sedgwick Barrens)
My summer home of Sedgwick, Maine, is in the heart of wild blueberry country. In October, the blueberry barrens (fields) turn a shade of red that is surreal. I painted Top of the World on what I was pretty sure would be the last day warm enough for outdoor painting that year. I purposely curved the horizon to give the feeling I had of being, literally, on top of the world, both physically above and emotionally as I experienced the sheer joy of painting in the open air on a perfect fall day.