Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Kansas Hills

High Noon
Oil on stretched canvas

Kansas is nowhere near as flat as I'd thought. I imagined it flat as a tabletop, stretching for eternity. If you got a marble rolling right, you could roll it all the way across Kansas.

I was so wrong.

Kansas has a surprising number of hills - big ones, small ones, rolling hills, hills that approach an Easterner's idea of a mountain. I'd say Kansas is far hillier than Rhode Island.

I saw this shed at the top of a pretty big hill in Kansas. The sun was setting, and I was tired, and I got about a mile past this scene before I turned around and took some photos. There are telephone poles in my photograph, but I took them out of the painting.

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