The Olmsted Plein Air event would have been held a couple of weeks ago if not for COVID-19. The event has moved completely online and we can each paint one competition piece. I wanted to create a painting that could offer serenity to its viewers. So, I pulled together my most peaceful plein air studies and reference photos and this painting is an amalgam of those. I've always found sunsets to be a symbol of hope so I named this piece 'Evening's Promise' as a reminder that there will be better days ahead.