Kittitas Hay, Big Sky

Kittitas Hay, Big Sky. ©2011 Lisa McShane. Oil on Canvas. 36" x 36".
The skies in eastern Washington are big and vivid. This area - Kittitas - is windy and the cloud formations there are often extravagant and dramatic.

This is a painting of corn and a hayfield. Kittitas county produces a lot of hay, some of which is shipped to dairy farms near me but a lot goes to Japan through the Port of Tacoma. Three years ago I had the opportunity to tour the hay compacting plant and meet with the owners and our Governor. It was a fascinating look at the transportation and shipping plans for an expanding company.


kat said…
i love your big sky paintings, because they're brilliant but also because I'm a child of a big sky.