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alkratzer
07-19-2010, 02:44 AM
Less than 2% of the original prairie that covered the plains states of North America exists today. What little that is left exists in small preserves. (http://www.prairieplains.org/marie_ratzlaff_prairie_preserve.htm) It is my hope to visit one of these preserves someday soon.

I've tried to use a mix of colors to indicate the diversity of plant life contained in the grasses.

barnburner
07-19-2010, 04:36 AM
Great job on the painting Al!
Thanks for that link. Just added to my vacation list.. :)

:)

Alexandra
07-19-2010, 09:05 AM
I must have this as my desktop. Al, this is wonderfully done-beautiful!:):):):):)

Lima
07-19-2010, 09:33 AM
Another brilliant painting Al .. The colors are in perfect sync in this Prairie Grasses.

Sketchism71
07-19-2010, 09:34 AM
This is awesome Al! The colors explode in this and give it a never ending depth. Love the long shadows - they make the mind explore the painting! I've missed ya! Hopefully I will be back up and running again soon. Fantastic painting!

Mairzie Dotes
07-20-2010, 10:01 AM
alkratzer,
An artist and a poet you are to have integrated both a boldly expressive
painting with a poignant message of earth's bounty, how delicate the
balance is and the care that must be taken to preserve these gifts. I
agree, extremely inspirational and well painted! :)