The Meadows, I: Summer Sunrise

Summer Sunrise, Russell Steven Powell oil on canvas, 11x14

Summer Sunrise, oil on canvas, 11×14

THE PINK AND PURPLE HUES this dawn presage a glowing hot day. The air already shimmers in the diagonal rays of the rising sun, although there is no breeze yet. The dew will soon burn off, shadows gone.

The meadow, a dense, matted mass of grasses and clover, birds and beetles, mice and mosquitos, drinks the last cool hours like water, fortification against the punishing sun ahead.

First in a series. Click on image to enlarge.



  1. Hey Russ, Great brushwork, have you thought about working in a larger format (big canvases)? It’s more challenging but a lot more impact also. Eric

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