Monday, September 23, 2013

Early Morning Prairie, 2.5 x 3.5 Oil on Canvas, Landscape

Day 23
"Early Morning Prairie" 
© Donna Pierce-Clark

The colors were not very bright, and clouds hung heavy, 
as gentle, brisk winds blew these clouds away.
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I was happy to capture the early morning feel of the prairie, 
 because soon the cloud cover gave way to bright blue skies.
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But, for the moment, the grey of early morning 
on this Champaign County Prairie
has been frozen in time forever on canvas.
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More precious to me than a photo,
canvas captures what photography cannot:
the heart of the artist,
the feel of the moment, 
frozen in time.
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A few photos from the actual prairies.
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Yep, that is me in the bright blue shirt.
Just beyond me, is Shirley DeLaet.
Although somewhat new to pleinair, 
Shirley is creating some beautiful paintings!
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More to come!
Have a great day!
Donna



4 comments:

  1. Nice one Donna. Is this a little different style for you? Lovely.
    Love the photo you the two of you painting.

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    1. Well, different.........maybe......but, what I think is different is the atmosphere. It was very grey that early am. :)

      Thank you, so much, Nancy!

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  2. The art just pops out of this piece. Good style.

    Kathy Schopmeyer

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