Notes From My Residency at Fair Oaks
Fish Prairie is small and only accessible from private lands as far as I can tell. Lucky for me it is rimmed by Fair Oaks. The staff has carved new trails around the prairie which I enjoy painting so much. It is like being a million miles from civilization but only takes me about five minutes to get to from the Fair Oaks fields. When I was there last week, the colors were wonderful, lots of gray rust,ochre, olive and hints of orange, red and purple. A smorgasboard of yummy color. That will all change in the next few weeks as Spring enters the landscape. By the time I get back from the two paint outs I have in March, Fish prairie and Fair Oaks will be transformed to impossibly bright greens with wildflowers everywhere in the fields. Each season is a fascinating palette of color, shape and nuance.