Category Archives: native grass

Sagebrush Symphony

 Wow, the Meadowlarks were singing their heads off this morning, and I’m hoping they’re calling in the rain.  My brother, a rancher, calls them the “Rainmakers”, believing that they have the ability to do just that.  Here’s hoping! SOLD

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Tompkins Truck

  I came across this old grain truck in a field near Tompkins Saskatchewan 25 years ago, and every time I go through there, I wonder if it’s still there. Saskatchewan has it’s share of rusting old trucks, but they’re slowly being snapped up by collectors. One day I recognised one of my favourites going down the highway on a flatbed!  So who knows where this Tompkins Truck could be by now.   

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Rim Lit Coulees

This little painting is from that perfect time of evening at the perfect time of year, when the light is slanted and golden, the trees are bathed in their fall foliage and the air is fragrant with fall. Since it’s spring right now, I’m doubly aware of how vastly different and magic in their own way, each of our seasons are.   

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Soprano Songster

Rumors rumbling out of the east have claimed that the meadowlarks were back; first from the Moose Jaw neighbourhood and then from my friends at the Cypress Hills Winery.  So the first thing I do every morning is hang an ear out my door.  This guy was out there singing this morning. His song was a bit wobbly and  only about half strung together, but he’ll get over the big trip and get practiced up, I’m sure.

Welcome home little buddies! 

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Pink Church @ Piapot

Having wondered for years what the town of Piapot (Saskatchewan) had to offer, I finally turned off the Trans Canada on my way by, and checked it out.  It’s barely a Hamlet, whose better days are long gone. Actually the place has the eerie feel of a ghost town, would make a great movie set for the “Halloween” movies. There’s not a lick of paint in the entire place, except for this fairly fresh coat of pepto bismol pink on the church! I’m thinking I have a new place to visit when I want to paint on location.

-for more on Piapot including history of the name and the area, go to www.piapotsaloon.com

7 X 5″ on 140lb Lanaquarelle

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Gold Spring Afternoon

I found this partly finished painting in my sketch book while visiting in Saskatchewan this w/e; this from a trip up to Buffalo last fall.  So, thinking that it maybe had some potential for my blog, I finished it. Nothing prettier than a sagebrush covered river flat in the fall.

5 X 7″ on 90lb paper

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Sweetgrass Remuda

Something has the wind up these guy’s tails; they’re up to more than looking at the scenery…..those Sweetgrass Hills again.  Horses in a herd are like birds in a flock, they move together like they’re all of one mind.  I think that’s because they are. Next time you get the chance, watch, and see what you think.  SOLD

Sweetgrass Sunset

There’s a  sweet little bundle of hills straddling the Medicine Line between Alberta and Montana.  A sacred place of the Blackfoot people, who also straddle The Line, they are named for the Ceremonial sweetgrass so important to them.  Rising above the plains (the tallest, the West Butte, is nearly 7000 ft.) they have their own ecosystems and a separate geology from the Rocky Mountains. They have a powerful, sometimes mystical profile and dominate the horizon for nearly 100 miles.  SOLD

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East & West Aspen

 OK,  humor me with just one more aspen painting….this one with the same method as yesterday. 

This elegant little clump is on the East & West Ranch, where my Grandad and his brothers came in 1896.  These trees are almost at the top of the “bench”, the highest point in the Cypress Hills, and on the watershed for both the Missouri and the Hudson’s Bay systems. It’s comforting to go there and find this landscape pretty much as it was in 1896.

 If you’d like to own this original watercolour, email Gena with your bid today! gena03@telusplanet.net Minimum bid $120 (plus gst and shipping). First bid, or highest bid wins the painting.