Friday, October 11, 2013

Easel on Down the Road - Final pictures and thoughts from the Badlands Trip, Leg 3

Being home has been a challenge. On the road my purpose in life was clear. My days were focused and production was completely interlaced with the rhythm of living. Nothing is better than that! Once I got home I felt dizzy, feet not anywhere near the earth. It wasn't just the little bits of paper floating across my kitchen table - receipts, business cards, notes to self - it was the awful realization that life could so easily consist entirely of the infinite shoring-up of loose ends. And, two-plus weeks later, I still don't have a grasp on how to limit those tiny time-zappers that add up to giant bites from each day. However, I continued to put my energies into finishing the five state paintings from the Badlands Trip so here they are in the order that I traveled. (Each 20x36 oil painting was started on site and finished in my studio at home.)

(Caro-Leverich Farm)

(North Shore, Lake Superior)

North Dakota
(Theodore Roosevelt National Park)

South Dakota
(Badlands National Park)

(Roadside Park)