"Early Morning Prairie"
© Donna Pierce-Clark
The colors were not very bright, and clouds hung heavy,
as gentle, brisk winds blew these clouds away.
I was happy to capture the early morning feel of the prairie,
because soon the cloud cover gave way to bright blue skies.
But, for the moment, the grey of early morning
on this Champaign County Prairie
has been frozen in time forever on canvas.
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.
A few photos from the actual prairies.
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!
More to come!
Have a great day!