I did a show once based upon the song “America the Beautiful.” Each phrase in the song was represented by a painting. I went out in the fields of Indiana to do this one. If you look at the horizon you will see the sun setting. The sunlight backlights the weeds in the foreground. The sky is bright and the field has highlights of yellow, green and red. Also you can see shadow to contrast with the light. The idea behind this picture is to show the greatness of our land.