America the Beautiful

One of the great things about plein air painting is that you get to see the space around you in a whole new light – instead of just rolling down the highway, passing by fields and forests and vacant lots, you’re on the lookout with beauty all the time, everywhere.

So, since it just happens to be America’s birthday, I give you: America the Beautiful – En Plein Air.

O beautiful for spacious skies,

clouds_watercolor_april

For amber waves of grain,

September_pleinair_haybalesnoblue

For purple mountain’s majesty

NMoil_plainmountains

Across the fruited plain,

blackberryblossoms_watercolor

America, America, God shed his grace on thee,

destin_sunset1

And crown thy good with brotherhood,

pleinair_tree_jan2015

from sea,

destin_stormy1

to shining sea.

destin_clearday2

 

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “America the Beautiful

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s