Two Cedars at Blue Mounds Plein Air Pastel study

Blue Mounds St. Park sets in SW Minnesota.  A great historical mystery surrounds the location of a rock wall which has no identifiable ties to any specific culture.  It perfectly lays east and west and on the first day of fall or spring the sun will rise and set right on its ends.  These cedars were painted west of that location about 1/4 mile.  Pink granite creates a beautiful contrast in summer and a splended contrast in winter.   

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Born in New Jersey but grew up in NE, Nebraska on the Winnebago Indian Reservation.  MFA in Art Education, Rhode Island School of Design '92.  Currently in my 30th year as a High School Art Teacher. I'm a fith Generation descendent of Asher B. Durand of the Hudson River School.  Primarily an acrylic landscape painter, I have been working in pastels for the past two years as a tool mostly for plein air painting.