Finally, after six months, I finally finished my South Dakota series. All three paintings were based off of and inspired by photographs I took while traveling through South Dakota in my lifetime. There were times that I struggled with this series because I was leaning too far into photo realism, which isn't really my typical style. I decided to go for more of an interpretation of all the photos I had in order to capture the expanse of the landscapes in the Great Plains and how it reminds me of the ocean and sky all at once. I'm feeling pretty pretty stoked about completing a series and I'm excited for the next couple of paintings I have on my list.