This is the prairie landscape that I grew up with - the infinite sky, the golden fields, and the grain elevators. They are becoming scarce now, taken over by new technology and bigger centers. I wanted to pay tribute to them. For so long, they were an integral part of the life of central Alberta, the symbol of the prairies. All the small farming towns had one, the name of the town stenciled on the side so you always knew where you were.
This is done in watercolor on heavy paper. I like the way this turned out, especially because landscapes have always intimindated me a bit. There is so much in a landscape, so many decisions need to be made about what to leave out, what to focus on. Even drawing them I find difficult because if I look away and down to my paper, I have lost my place. This is a simple landscape, there's no where to get lost.