The Artwork of
Kevin M. Haller
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Studio (working from photograph taken of Katy Trail) (View location of my easel)
August 19--7pm
"Bicycling on the Katy Trail, Morning"
Oil   16x20
Inspiration and Design:
I was looking west down the Katy Trail, near the town of Augusta MO.  My location was near the west side of the footbridge over Bigelow Creek.  The morning sky was mostly clear, and the weather pleasant.  The Katy Trail is America's longest "rails-to-trail" project, stretching across nearly the full width of Missouri.  Much of the trail follows the path of Lewis and Clark.  My objective for this painting was to convey the human appeal of riding a bicycle in the peaceful, rural nature along the Missouri Katy Trail.  Rich Missouri River cropland (mature corn) stretches seemingly limitless to the cyclist's left.  Native wildflowers grow abundantly in the undisturbed confines of the railway easement.  Stately cottonwood trees dot the trail ahead.  Hot and dry weather conditions are common during late summer in Missouri.  These conditions, along with the maturing of field crops, create an abundance of warm colors in the landscape.  My color notes attempt to depict patches of the wildflower colors amongst the warm earth colors. 
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