Saturday, January 18, 2014
Raking The Hay
Oil 10" x 8"
Day 18 in the 30 in 30 Days Challenge
I admit, I am not a farmer. I grew up in a town, in a neighborhood. My experience on farms is pretty limited. Maybe that's part of the enchantment of all the farms I photoed in Vermont. They are different than Colorado ranches. Several afternoons we just drove around taking pictures of farms, barns, fields, crops, and farmers. I knew I'd want these as reference for future paintings. The future is here! Now I'm painting them.
I also admit that I didn't really know exactly what this farmer was doing. He wasn't plowing, or cutting. My husband said that he was raking. So, as I often do I went to the internet for help. I Googled "cutting hay", and "cutting and raking hay" and spent several minutes watching John Deere videos on YouTube! So, now I know for sure that this farmer is raking hay!