Front Porch Salute is an original oil painting of a classic midwestern front porch. The American flag and fern bask in the sunshine while the light bounces off the porch roof and hits the siding. When this happens, painters call the phenomenon “reflected light”. I also loved the way the light shone through the flag and hit just the edges of the hanging fern – this is called “backlit” in painter’s jargon. I painted this on location in Bayport, MN. It’s a lovely little town along the St. Croix river.