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.