This just feels like summer! You really captured and painted a beautiful scene that at its very essence is summer itself. Makes me think of hot days and warm shade, running outside in the yard and the woods, eating popsicles, playing with friends... Looking at this picture really makes me want to go to this place here. Thank you for sharing!
This is so wonderful and beautiful! The details are amazing, the shadows from the trees so real. Love the kitty sitting there staring up at you. At first you don't notice him because your eyes are drawn to the courtyard where all the activity is. Then you gradually begin to notice the other things. Like the insect (?) on the leaf with the chew marks, above the kitty. And the person way up at the top on the left. Wow! The other thing I really like is the mix of styles. Some of it is very realistic, and some much more cartoon like. And it all works so well! Congrats on the DD! It's very well deserved.