Tonight I worked on this pastel for Jenn's The Artists Playroom prompt of a "Sunset" theme. A couple of weeks ago I painted my "Evening in Door County", but then I found this reference in my photo library. I love to go for drives in the country in the late afternoon when the sun is starting to set. I have a friend who lives about an hour away and sometimes I drive out through the cornfields to see her. I always take my camera to get pictures of the countryside and the old barns that are fast disappearing. It is so calming to get out of the traffic and built up areas. Sometimes I just park my car on the edge of the road and roll down the window and sit and listen to the crows or other birds, an occasional bark of a dog, or the braying of a cow as the sun is sinking and twilight comes. It feels primal to me and helps me realize the things I really value.
11"H x 16"W on Canson Mi-Tientes Pastel Paper.
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