“Heathwood Fields, Morning Haze”, oil, 8 x 10”, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

“Heathwood Fields, Morning Haze”, oil, 8 x 10”, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

Morning haze blended with the smoke from a controlled burn to create perfect diffused light.

A cool but beautiful day to be painting outside with artist friends and a great group of high school students at Heathwood Hall.

The school sits on a large tract of land on the edge of downtown Columbia, just a few minutes from the center of the city, seems light years away in terms of how immediately rural the surroundings are.