I have finally finished the oil painting that I have been working on for the past six months. It is a large canvas…24 X 30.
The vision for this work began as a challenge to myself. I wanted to paint a thunderstorm over the Badlands. My goals were to create distance; capture the back glow of light in a storm and the roughness of the Badlands terrain; and to improve my drawing skills by including animals….Hereford cattle.
The biggest challenge of this painting was the sky. I just could not get it right. Then, I realized I was painting a Minnesota sky. The clouds were too close. Once, I got that right, the painting started to work.
My goal with the cattle was to paint a very strong bull lovingly guarding his family.
That is how I think of God.