Big Hills, Palouse

Big Hills, Palouse. 30 x 36. Oil on Canvas.

I finished this painting Saturday. It's from my Road to Asotin series and is one of my favorites from the series. I've been working on this for more than two months. And by working on it, I mean it's been hanging in the studio while I worked on many other paintings, and occasionally looked at it long and hard to figure out what more to do.

Saturday I added more definition to the hills, decided I liked it loose, lush and fairly thin, and then photographed it today. I think it captures the early morning light in a narrow valley of the Palouse at harvest.