I will bring samples of my art to the Buffalo Trails Tour Extravaganza at the Granary in Hettinger today. It will be held from 2 to 4, and will feature Francie M. Berg along with various musicians and artists and samples of buffalo meat. Sounds interesting! Stop by if you have the chance.
We have been blessed to live on a tremendously beautiful planet. My hope and dream is that we will become people who truly care about it and each other, and that one day we will no longer have to consider going to war. Have a beautiful Memorial Day weekend, everybody. This is a photograph I took of the Little Missouri River region, with my vehicle right in between heaven and earth.
I was looking at some recent cloud shadow photographs to add to my Fine Art America online page, and discovered that they have a lot of potential in black-and-white. Most of my work lately has been very involved with color, so it will be a refreshing change to switch over to a different way of seeing the badlands and grasslands of North Dakota. Here’s one I’ve titled “Sunlight and Clouds.” Some of these images will be nice additions to my book of photographs, paintings, and drawings.
I put the finishing touches on my 8 x 8″ watercolor pencil painting “Western Edge Prairie Reverie” yesterday. There are now nine finished paintings in my Prairie Reverie Series, which I am enjoying very, very much.
I went up to the Burning Coal Vein area on Thursday, and was delighted by all the sights of springtime on the prairie. There were thickets of plums loaded with fragrant white blossoms, golden currant shrubs covered with spicy yellow flowers, and downy paintbrush, butte marigolds, wild onions, blue-eyed grass, pussy-toes, and gumbo lilies growing among the prairie grasses and chips of scoria. A young white horse cavorted near its mother at the Logging Camp Ranch, exuding sheer joy at being alive during springtime in North Dakota. I felt the same way.
Blossoming Plum Thicket near the Burning Coal Vein
I’ve received more pillows of my art from FineArtAmerica.com, and they are a wonderful addition to my living room. It’s been so much fun seeing my art on home decor that I have decided to also order some coffee mugs and to offer shower curtains as an option as well.
Here’s wishing all of you a Happy Earth Day as we pause to celebrate and honor and support the planet that sustains us in so many ways. Here’s a photo of one of my favorite places on earth, the Burning Coal Vein area northwest of Amidon. The title of it is “Burning Hills Home.”
It would be hard to overstate the importance of the Little Missouri River to the landscape, people and culture of southwestern North Dakota. Here’s a photo I took in early April of the river at the Logging Camp Ranch northwest of Amidon. I really like the way the filtered colors broke up in this iconic view of the beloved Little Mo.
I put the final touches on my 8 x 8″ watercolor pencil painting “Dakota Badlands Fantasy” today. The rich, delicate colors of this dream landscape are very pleasing to me.
Here’s wishing everybody a very happy Easter, full of springtime delights. I’ve been making steady progress on my Prairie Reverie paintings, and am enjoying the color they add to my living room and life. Enjoy!