Hills of Iowa, 6 x 6 inch oil on panel
© 2012 Kathleen Coy
I painted this on location yesterday. Another 100 degree day, but the morning was quite pleasant in the shade. Add to that, the company of friends and a view like this. Western Iowa is an incredibly beautiful part of the state. It's normally a little more green in August, but the grass (and everything else) is really drying out in this heat.
As a huge bonus, we were painting right next to the dairy goat farm Doe's and Diva's, and I had a lovely visit with the owner and got lots wonderful reference photos of goats, chickens, and the very sweet Great Pyrenees dog who was their protector. Look for these in upcoming paintings.