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"Pure Country", 8 x 10 original oil on canvas panel by Sherry Leigh Mason was awarded second place in the Cabarrus Art Guild's 2019 Annual Art Show and was inspired by painting en plein air at Tommy Johnson's field in East Rowan County, NC. It was a beautiful, crisp, cool morning in mid-October. The sun was skipping across the grass in such splashes of light that I literally couldn't paint it fast enough. I did manage to capture the perfect light and values before I lost this feel and finished this piece in the studio. One of the other painters was complaining that the sky was absolutely too blue that day and that God wasn't right in making it that blue. Well, ......... I absolutely loved that North Carolina color blue the LORD chose to paint the sky that day and I hope that you do too. That is the same color blue I tried to use in this painting and it is an accurate rendering of it! It truly was the most beautiful blue morning sky I have ever seen. I enjoyed painting this piece so much and have another one from the same spot that I plan to do in the near future.