Great Places Series - Springfield State Recreation Area

 Sunrise on a fridged -5 F morning. 

Sunrise on a fridged -5 F morning. 

I visited Springfield State Recreation area on a trip I took to Kansas to visit family. I was up early hoping to catch a great start of day at the park. One thing I learned shortly after moving to South Dakota from Kansas was the value of good winter gear and I was happy to have my really good coat and mittens for this spot. I took a couple breaks from exploring and photographing the beautiful landscape to warm up in my car because the morning of December 30th at 8:30 it was below zero. I love the color palette of winter and putting up with the cold for these photos references was worth it.

 

If you are interested in seeing the painting from Springfield State Recreation Area or any of the other Parks and Recreation Areas before they are released to the public please reach out to me via the contact page!

 Quick watercolor sketches of a few of the views from Springfield Recreation Area

Quick watercolor sketches of a few of the views from Springfield Recreation Area