When I am working in the studio in North Dakota I have to consider the portable nature of the media. As a result the ceramics do not travel but the rest of the work must be light an small. As a result, watercolor and printmaking are great media as they pack well and travel lightly.
This painting is a quick study of the light on the prairie as it falls around mid-day. Buildings similar to this one are ubiquitous on the plains as farming has grown in size and families living on the plains have fallen in number. Once essential, many of these structures have lost their usefulness and stand as reminders of a past agricultural era.