Sunday, September 29, 2013

Day Twenty Nine - 30 Paintings in 30 Days

plein air, 10" x 12", oil, 'Eastern Idaho'

I just returned from visiting my family in Blackfoot, Idaho. Home of the Idaho Potato Museum. Blackfoot is designated as the "Potato Capital of the World", because it has the largest potato industry. In the museum you"ll find the world's largest baked potato and potato chip on display. 

Blackfoot got the name because of folks walking through the black ashes left after wildfires during the 1800's. There were no Blackfoot people in the area, but the early Hudson Bay Company traders and trappers who came through named it for all those folks with blackened footwear.

I love the open sky in Eastern Idaho! The sun hangs low in the western horizon at dusk creating brilliant sunsets.

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