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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Time for Harvest


I love the colors in the autumn - and I also love the straw and hay when it is rolled into these cylinders and they are positioned in the fields at random, just waiting for winter until it is time to bed and feed the animals. This is a small painting - painted on 140 lb. Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper. I remember the first time I saw hay rolled this way - about 28 years ago we were in Canada driving along the north side of Lake Huron - the country was beautiful- the hay in the fields had been cut and rolled and it was a new experience for me, never having seen it rolled before. Now it is a common sight here in Ohio...one I still think is beautiful.

5 comments:

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

There you go...being a loose woman again! This is wonderfully watercolor-y and does speak well of autumn.

Mary Paquet said...

Barbara, I especially love your color pallette and the misty moodiness of the fall. Beautifully done!

Barbara Sailor said...

Susan...Yes- I just love being a loose woman! :) Thank you!

Mary...I am so glad you like this one - thanks for commenting!

lifeartist said...

I love the round hay bales! They are all over Wisconsin this time of year. It looks like a gient dropped his pill box and his tablets were strewn all over the countryside.

Barbara Sailor said...

Lifeartist...thanks for visiting and commenting on the painting. I love your analogy of the giant and spilled tablets. We have them here in Ohio, but not as many as Wisconsin, one of my very favorite states. I spend a lot of time in your beautiful north woods in the summers.
I love your blog and enjoy checking in often. You have a lot to say in your work.