I was painting in Carthage Missouri during their Maple Leaf Plein air event and I only had one morning to get a sunrise scene in before I had to enter my painting. I had arrived the evening before and was worried that I wouldn't find the right place so I asked some of the local artist for a location. They sent me west of town. I found this view just as the distant sky was lightening as the sun came up. Perfect timing!
2nd place Carthage Missouri, 2014 Maple Leaf Plein Air Event
Soft pastel on black pumice board