My two oldest sons went on a Habitat for Humanity trip for spring break with our church's youth group. I was very proud of them for giving their time and talents during a time that most of us would prefer to go to the beach.
This painting is quite primitive, I kind of wanted to keep on painting but there was something about it that I liked and didn't want to ruin or enhance it. I decided to leave it as it is. I would like to do a few variations of this scene. The original picture is quite expansive so there is a lot to work with.
Oh, and yes the title is in reference to John Denver, but I will go into that subject in my next painting of West Virginia : )
I live in the Midwest and see many cows. I think the Herefords are my favorite to paint. I love the color of their hides in the sunlight and those sweet white faces. I like to simplify all the different planes on their enormous bodies.
This painting may look familiar to some of you. I have not been able to enjoy much studio time lately so I thought I would post one of my favorites. Midwest landscapes are my familiar and bring much peace. I painted this at the end of last summer. I should be in the studio for a little bit today and hope to post a few new paintings later this week. Have a good one!