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Following is a scene I discovered a couple of years ago while in Pennsylvania giving a workshop. With a few days to spare before the workshop started we explored the country roads and farmlands around Lancaster. As I stood before the old buildings I was taken with how peaceful it was and how the whole farm seemed to sit quietly soaking up the warmth of the sun. My intention was not to replicate what I saw but to paint the character and feeling of the place instead.

Pennsylvania Photo

Howard Slater Memorial Award for 2015 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors

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  • Lisa Henderson
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    I’m wondering if you have (or going to have) any prints of “Sunday is a Day of Rest”?

    I love your work, bought your book, & also love watching your videos!

    Thanks for your time!

    • jhicks
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      Hi Lisa, thank you for your inquiry! Fine Art America takes care of all my printing needs now and I could easily make “Sunday is a Day of Rest” available for you to purchase there. Go to the following links (you can copy and paste them into your browser search box) to get an idea of the cost of available sizes. Once you know what size you want let me know and I will make it available on the website for you to purchase. I appreciate your interest and support of my work. Please let me know if I can be of further help.
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  • Pat Saez
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    Hello Joyce,

    LOVE how you captured the tranquility of the country life. The colors you choice are point on! Question: I notice you didn’t add the cows. Just wondered if you considered it and why you choose to omit them. From a new comer at the watercolor world that hopes to take one of your workshops next year.

    • jhicks
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      Hello Pat,

      thank you for your comment! What to leave in and what to leave out? That is always the big question when one creates a composition for the subject they wish to paint.‚ÄčThat is an important decision that will set one piece of art apart from another. If I choose to paint this idyllic scene again someday I might very well arrange the elements in a different way in order to bring more attention to the cows! Thank you once again for taking the time to post me your comment! I appreciate your interest and support of my work and will look forward to possibly meeting and painting with you someday!

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