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Goldenrod and Thistles, oil painting by Matthew Richter

"GOLDENROD AND THISTLES"

oil on canvas, 2011
16"x20"

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Bottomlands of the mixed prairie yield a stunning flash of color in late September. The contrast of lemon yellow goldenrod blossoms with the delicately feathered native thistle is like candies in a jar at sunset.
This piece grew out of a plein air visit to the Paint Creek site where I enjoy a number of native flowering plants sharing a tightly protected triangle of bluestem, switch and Indian grasses.
copyright 2007, Matthew Richter, all rights reserved