Saturday, January 18, 2014

Raking The Hay

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!


pattie remmey said...

Pam, The small tractor "raking" horizontal stripes of hay makes for a great composition. I love the way you delve into your projects and investigate.....was he raking or cutting? Love it!!!I also love the completed barn painting. Pattie Remmey

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you Pattie! I so appreciate all of your support and friendship.