Artist: Carolyn Heffelfinger
This painting was done for a competition held by the Ohio Plein Air Society. It was a pretty cool idea. The competition took place over a year with the object being to paint an Ohio prairie. (yes, there are prairies in Ohio) Artists were asked to paint during the year 2014 depicting all seasons and prairies throughout the state. At the end of the year the paintings were judged and those picked were exhibited in The Springfield Museum of Art. The exhibit titled " Painting the Prairies" was to help educate the public about the conservation of these small islands of original prairie grassed in the state.
I had two paintings excepted to hang in the museum "Thistles" being one.