Thursday, September 15, 2016

Surf & Turf

Surf & Turf

To farmers, hay making is an important task.  The result feeds animals during the winter and there always seems to be a fine line between sun and rain on the appointed day to cut and bale hay.  Left in the field, occasionally the weather goes against man and harvests can be delayed or lost.

This is a sideline from my usual boats, as I wanted a change of subject.  And driving past fields of hay bales, the inspiration was ever present.  From the idyllic sunset over traditional hay bales in a previous post, to the disastrous heavy rainfall after haymaking, these companion pieces show the romance and reality of farm life.

This was painted with acrylics using a palette knife.  This piece is 12" x 12" on canvas and available in my online store.


Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

the farmers here have taken advantage of the nice weather and there are hay bales everywhere now. with all the rain we have been having they were probably thinking quick! harvest before the skies open again :p

Jeanette Jobson said...

Its a tricky business, this hay making and lots of hard work.