“Evening on the Meadow” Original Pastel

pastel painting of evening on a meadow

"Evening on the Meadow", pastel

“Evening on the Meadow”, donated to Allegheny Land Trust Bounty in the Barn Benefit.

I design their newsletter, and when the photo of this place came over I decided right away I needed to paint it. The photo was taken by Roy Kraynyk, ALT’s Executive Director, and he told me where it was—Fern Hollow Nature Center—and suggested I go there to see the place. I much prefer to paint en plein air if possible, but by the time I got there the season had clearly changed and I loved that golden summer evening depicted on the ripe grasses.

Their benefit, Bounty in the Barn, was at the beginning of October and I’d wanted to donate artwork for that, so I decided I’d paint it at about 18″ x 24″, frame it, and donate that to the event, which I did.

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