I have always loved this photo of my grandfather, Winfield Powell taken in a field of his sorghum. It's a black and white photo but I wanted to create a vivid, Panhandle sunset instead. I also decided to lower the horizon line so I'd have more space to play with the sky. It's painted on a piece of Masonite I had cut to fit in an big, old, garage sale frame I found. I plan to paint and distress the frame before I actually set the Masonite inside. I just had to see what it looked like last night after I started some details on my underpainting.
This weekend we head West on a two week adventure to see family and drive up California's coastline. I'm going to pack my art supplies as always and take hundreds of photos along the way.