This is the Old Kiser Dairy Farm near my home in Bessemer City, NC. This is a study I painted in August 09. It was a hot day, about 98F. I drive by this farm many times a week in and out of town and I always have to look as an artist as I pass by sometimes waving at my neighbor Martin as I go. One thing I always notice is how dark green these summer trees are around the barn no matter how bright the sun shines.