- Sienna tones blocked in, ready for color (this is the 48" x 60" canvas)
- Sienna tones on small 5" x 7" practice painting I use to test out colors
- Gouache study (8" x 12")
- Sketchbook page with idea notes
Originally, my inspiration was to create paintings showing wind turbines at morning, noon and night--or sunset. I finished the noon one, Noon Clouds and the Wind last May. It shows a massive turbine in the mid-day light. This one will be morning. And I did paint a small 5 x 7 study of a wind turbine at sunset, which sold recently, but I want to do a bigger one.
It was Allan's idea to add a Great Blue Heron on the bank in the foreground, and he found a reference photo for me. I think the heron fits nicely with the theme of these paintings--wind turbines in natural environments. Stay tuned for progress!