|"Oklahoma Sky," 6 x 10, 140 lb d'Arches cold press paper|
Out of that destruction, we here on the Great Plains get benefits...rain in places, varying temperatures, and the play of the colors of clouds and landscapes, always changing, in infinite forms.
"Out here is the sky," is my adage, describing the country I've grown up in and lived in most of my life. I thought of that after reading Willa Cather's novel, Death Comes for the Archbishop. There she describes the immense New Mexico sky and affect on the landscape. Hers was more poetic than mine, but it still fits much of what I'm drawn to, find magic in, write and paint about.
So as the light and colors and clouds shift outside my window today, the muse found me.