This landscape is from the old 1913 route of the Lincoln Highway, close to where it meets up with the current route in Nebraska. Just wonderful, flat, calm land with seldom glimpses of a homestead. This will be added to my new series The Lincoln Highway.
I'm in the mood for landscapes. They are my Zen. And after reading an article in the New York Times and USA Today about the 100th Year Anniversary of the Lincoln Highway, I realized I've traveled many miles along the original route and the current route - it extends from Lincoln Park in San Francisco to Times Square in New York City. So why not do a series of American landscapes along the Lincoln Highway?
Part of the original route of 1913 included Colorado, what is now Highway 76 between Denver and the northeastern tip of Colorado. It was one of my favorite drives, welcoming flat land after snaking through the Rockies. For a map of the routes, click here.
My new painting is from along the original Lincoln Highway, about an hour outside of Denver. It is part of my new series The Lincoln Highway.
By the way..... I've previously painted a few that you might like to see again.
I adore Robert Abele's paintings and wanted to share his photo of three paintings on the Tabletop Easel and some meaningful words. He told me his production has increased by at least three times by being able to work on more than one image at a time - so cool when we can boost our production time.
And I heard from Jill Trear who loves her Altereasel...
"You should keep on painting no matter how difficult it is, because this is all part of experience, and the more experience you have, the better it is... unless it kills you, and then you know you have gone too far." ~ Alice Neel
"If I had the energy, I would have done it all over the country" - Edward Hopper
"It's what you carry to an object that counts." - Andrew Wyeth
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