Field of Dreams

"Field of Dreams"
6" x 8"
Oil on canvas panel  
There aren't many undisturbed fields near where I live, so when I see one, I photograph it. I grew up in rural southern Michigan where my parents purchased land from a dairy farmer.  They built a home for the eight of us with their own hands, while milk cows grazed. Not until the last of six parcels sold did the fences come down and the cows find new homes.  

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Beck's Other Field

"Beck's Other Field"
9" x 12"
Acrylic on canvas panel
The thing I face when I paint summer in the Midwest is handling all the green and blue.  There are lots of shades and values of each in this painting, but it still reads as a green and blue painting.  

Fall is around the corner!  In fact, the large painting I'm working on today is autumn in Colorado.  I hope to finish it this afternoon so I can post it on Friday.

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July Wisconsin

"July Wisconsin"
12" x 12"
Oil on canvas panel
You could hear the insects summer song from the car—with the windows closed. It was July in the heartland. I liked the thought of painting in Wisconsin, but wanted to do it in January, from home.  So I did! 

Thankfully, cameras work in July and computer screens reflect those images in the dread of winter.  Did I type dread, I meant dead.  Same difference. 

Thanks for trudging through today,

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