(#1)Yanka, NE___6x8 oil "Passing America..."___for exhibit 2011
Yesterday began before sun-up and we drove east from David City, so I could paint the sunrise....above is my first "drive-by" painting for this leg of my journey across the
Great Plains. Yanka is just a spot on the railroad track, now, but it used to be a small community...I like that it shows the "PASSING" away of a little part of the Great Plains. There is a nice grain elevator there, and a beautiful foggy sunrise to bounce light off of it...note the reflected light on the fog.
As Allen drove me up and down the roads, we came to an intersection that had my name on it!....LITERALLY...see below...and below that is some original art I left on the backroads...my gift to Butler County, Nebraska!...I do not usually do such things, but I could not resist!...shhhh, don't tell anyone!