Day 11 : Buffalo Gap Grassland
Taken from a photo I took on our trip through the Nebraska Panhandle last summer.
This is the road north through the Buffalo Gap Grassland leading into the Black Hills in southwest South Dakota.
For a wide open spaces prairie lover like me, this is heaven.
Breathtaking at every turn. Cannot wait to go back and see what we missed.
But the backroads really are what intrigue me.
Ranches far from the super-highways, malls, and grocery stores, noise, lights.
Those homes that are far from the every day life do exist.
Regarding the painting, I'm still not confident in my approach to trees
and those horizons with anything on them.
I don't want them to be hard lined but haven't quite got the technique for softening
when I am painting alla prima.
Details : Oil on canvas