"From Wheat Grows Crimson" 6x6" Pastel on sanded paper
Earlier this week I went out with my painting buddy Gretha to find color out in North Plains. We began our journey with the intentions of photographing the yellow canola fields (below). We did our share of catching the color with our cameras and decided it was time to find a place to set up shop. So we found a Century Farm in North Plains, with permission to paint, and so we pushed out a 45 min study each. I love working fast and under pressure because it leaves little time to "noodle" a piece to death, leaving it fresh and uninhibited. Ya gotta love that strong complment of red and green .....and purple and yellow...ooooh!
Canola field located just outside of the sleepy town of Banks, OR. Love the purple and yellow compliments in this scene!