Thursday, March 8, 2007

Out Beyond Utica Ridge 11x14 Acrylic

In the eastern part of Iowa, bluffs rise up from the Mississippi River and turn into rolling hills and then stretch out to the flat farmlands. Utica Ridge Road runs through these rolling hills. I sat up on the side of a lonely dirt road and painted this sketch. In the time I was painting, 45 minutes or so, three cars stopped to make sure everything was all right. I like this part of the country, I think it is the same everywhere, people care about one another. It is a real neighbor helping neighbor mentality out here.

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