Category Archives: native grass

Evening Comes Stealing

My favourite place to walk is a loop around the horse pasture, along the S. Saskatchewan River.  The evening was stealing in when I walked the other night; the coulees drawing the purple, green and blue shadows up over their knees like you or I would a quilt. The warm last rays of sun tipped everything orange, and even the shadows borrow an edge of that magic light, while the sagebrush goes defiantly turquoise…an exact compliment of the orange.   I don’t often wish I was an oil painter, but today I craved brilliant oil paint colours in order to fully express that glow.

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Hail Mary

Our summer skies have an entirely different personality from winter, the cloud structure being the difference.  We never see these towering thunderheads in winter, nor the devastation of the hail that often comes hurling down out of them.  Still, they are breathtaking from a distance.  I love the roiling, sullen layers of navy blue, transforming up into creamy, billowing crowns of  purest white, with subtle variations of colour and light on every level.

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Meadowlark @ Writing-On-Stone

Bear with me people I got really close to a meadowlark down at Writing-on-Stone earlier this month.  Normally they won’t let you within a country mile, but this little guy just sat on his post and did that trilling chirrrp they do, and let me take as many photos as I wanted.  So brace yourselves,  you’ll be seeing more meadowlarks.  Did I say they’re my favourite bird?  

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Sweetgrass and the Milk

This was painted on the ridge overlooking the campground at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park. These distinctive hills string themselves in lumps and bumps all along “The Medicine Line” (the American border) like chunks of lapis on a chain.  When the flat plain they rest on plunges into the hoodoos and sandstone of the Milk River’s basin, you have the stuff of legend.
 There have been a lot of legends created in this wild landscape, but that’s for another day.  

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With the Wind

Betcha when I didn’t post this several days ago, you thought you’d seen the last of it…..that I’d thrown it in the garbage. Right!?   It was very polite of you not to ask. 
 It’s here, but I’m not delighted with it.  I may do it again, (hoping for different results) ….wait a minute, that’s the definition of insanity isn’t it? 

16 X 20″ on watercolour board

Sky Train

We’re right on the main line of the CPR here in the Hat, and trains are pretty important in this sprawling country full of natural resources and agricultural products.  It’s such a treat to see a big long train spanning miles and miles of prairie, yet still dwarfed by the immense sky. 
 
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Caprock on the S. Saskatchewan

Today I went out into the landscape to do my daily painting “en plein aire”.
My good friends have a ranch on the S. Saskatchewan river, west of the Hat. The river banks are huge, steep and spectacularly eroded, this huge cap rock being typical.  It teeters on top of clay banks which, because of their much softer composition, have eroded away beneath it leaving this precarious situation.
 It was a perfect day; meadowlarks singing, wildflowers nodding in the breese, and nothing to do but immerse myself!

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Soon

Soon now…within the next month anyway, the aspens in the Cypress Hills will unfurl their exquisite coin-shaped leaves and set about the business of quaking in the breezes.  Nature is so incredible…every species of plant and animal has it’s distinctive characteristics, yet each individual is one-of-a-kind. This clump of aspen is just one
example of that small truth.

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New Project

This is a new project which I started drawing last week.  There’s my Polly peeking over the other horses to see if I’ve brought cookies. Since I was out there for a visit today, this feels really immediate.  However, I’m going to paint if full-blown summer, maybe even some wild flowers.

Hope to post the finished product tomorrow.

11 X 20″ on watercolour board

Contata

Just let me indulge my love of Meadowlarks this one more time, and then I’ll stop….till the next time.  They’re hard to draw and I keep trying over & over, hoping to finally get it perfect.  They’re such cute little chiggers.  Lets all do ourselves a huge favour and get out onto the prairie and listen to them sing. 

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