The Grassland Series


     

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Plein Air Work

Coulee's (9 by 12" oil on canvas)

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Coulee's (9 by 12" oil on canvas)
This was the first of 3 plein air paintings I created this day sometime in early August of 2013. I woke up at 5:30 a.m. that morning after a night spent at a campsite close by and was all set up and painting this piece by just after 6 a.m. I was interested in this area of the coulees in particular because of the depth in the background leading deeper and deeper in the coulees. I found that trying to paint in the plein air at dawn is very challenging as the light and shadows are moving quickly with the rising sun.
Posted on October 26, 2013
Colin Starkevich