"Field" acrylic on 8x10 canvas copyright Kimberly Shaw 2014
I quickly painted this last Spring as a background, planning to add more to it, but I think I knew it was finished at this stage. It reminds me of a time when my son could barely see out the back window from his car seat. He and I were on our way to NE Oceanside. Having passed the main part of town we came to a clearing. Brad raised his little arm, pointed out the car window, and exclaimed, "A field, mommy! A field!" I'll never forget that moment. Brad's name means, "a broad clearing." It was then God revealed He had a hand in influencing Brad's name which describes the character God gave him. Brad has always loved open spaces, and I love that about him. I don't have the heart to add more to this painting. It represents a memory I never want to forget, of Brad when he was little, and of God when He was big.