Tuesday, May 31, 2011

TALL GRASS PRAIRIE IN MAY

8X10
oil/canvas panel











I had the opportunity to visit Oklahoma's Tall Grass Prairie Preserve recently with an artist friend for a day of plein aire painting.   There were some wildflowers blooming although it is still a bit early in the year.  We chose this scene for the distant view and the few wild flowers.  We enjoyed this cool and windy day, had our sack lunch, and stayed on the lookout for bison.  None were to be seen, guess they were beyond a hill somewhere.  We did, however, see the long horns.....and they saw us, stopping their chewing to observe our activities.

We are fortunate to have the preserve in Oklahoma and to have it near enough for a day trip.   It is a pleasure to visit and see the changes with each season.

5 comments:

  1. lovely. Wish i could walk for hours there

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  2. ...stunning. The painting is beautiful, and the reserve must be wonderful to visit. I can only imagine all the prairie birds that are there!

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  3. Thanks, Kelly....there are many birds there but the main attraction for most are the bison herds and the long horn cattle. It is a beautiful place to paint, especially when the summer flowers are in bloom.

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  4. Christopher WestfallJuly 8, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    Betty,

    I really like this painting...the composition...the color...the edges...
    and the thickness of the paint. Bravo!

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