Prairie and Painting

Working on our land and working in the studio seem to me to be two sides of the same coin.  Both are connections to nature, rooted deeply in earth and sky, both feed the soul, one reflects the other reflects the other.

This week we burned the prairie, and while it’ll remain charred all winter, in the spring, the wildflowers and native tall grasses will flourish.

The painting that came followed is 20 feet long and skinny as a horizon line, and as delicately colored as winter vegetation, with suggestions of renewal.