"Rain Clouds, High Plains" summer changes


16X20 inches


January on the bottom lands of the tall grass prairie finds pond water frozen in black ice. The relentless wind whips dried grasses and seed pods until every fruit has finally fallen to the frozen soil. Most prairie plants depend on the cold of winter to activate their reproductive cycles before germinating in the spring sunshine. This is an intimate view of a wildlife walking path leading out of the biting wind which carves the grasslands in the winter months.
This painterly piece is framed in a wide four inch russet stained blond wooden frame that accents the switch grass seed heads seen in the upper left of the painting.
copyright 2007, Matthew Richter, all rights reserved