Kansas Prairie Storm


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.




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Russell BakerSacramento, Northern California, United StatesAs a student in northern Minnesota I enjoyed being an artist. My uncle Charles: C. X. Carlson, a noted author, artist and muralist was a great influence me. I sketched and painted everyday until age sixteen or so, then it seemed as though life took over. Now, 40+ years later and retired, I have returned to the more pleasurable pastimes of my youth. This year, 2007, I started drawing, painting and playing music once again. It will be interesting to see where these endeavors guide me and how my skills in turn develop over time. Everything I offer here is an original. Some may be renditions of other works I find interesting, however originals just the same. If you see something you would like to purchase, email me.