I am starting another group of paintings on exotic and other hardwoods like cherry and maple. The secret to seeing the wood is a clear gesso. It allows the wood to be painted on while seeing some of the wood grain underneath. Look for another blog post with some of the new paintings soon!
Montana is known as Big Sky Country. But my ranch in Idaho sits next to the Continental Divide with Montana on the other side. So we get a lot of Big Skies too. The sunsets quickly change from golden to fire before setting on the mountain horizon. When it rains, sometimes one can see double or triple rainbows.