Rural Quilt

"Rural Quilt"
4" x 12"
Oil on wrapped canvas
As I drove across Wisconsin last week I saw what the change of season offers to those of us who observe — rural quilts. No, not actual quilts, not even barn quilts, but the patchwork that the farmers create when they plant a variety of crops on the rolling hills. Hedges, fences and tree lines "stitch" the seams between alfalfa, oats, wheat, corn and rye. 

I'll be going back to LaCrosse in a couple of weeks to paint in another plein air competition. The colors will continue to change between now and then… much to my liking.