Western Prairie Storm – Oil on 11 x 14 Stretch Canvas – Painted January 28, 2010 – Around 1962 and 1963 I managed a sales territory in western and central Kansas. In the spring the weather was very changeable and sometimes I would see scenes like this. The rain clouds would hang close to the ground, move very fast and actually pick up dust along the way making them almost black in appearance. Sunshine would peek through the clouds and there would be areas of bright light in and around the squalls. I thought the scenes the sky painted were striking and I hope this painting strikes you in that same fashion. This one went to a collection in the midwest. Your comments are welcome.