Friday, October 06, 2006

Harvest - EDM Challenge


harvest light
Originally uploaded by linfrye.
I found a reference photo that just SO reminded me of the fields I pass through on route to my home in Oxford .... Sitting in my B&B kitchen, in the evening, I find these photos a wonderful prompt to sketch whenever I catch a free moment. For me -- this, along with colored leaves, says FALL!

14 comments:

Linda T said...

I love seeing these kinds of hay bales in fields. Nice sketch!

Laura said...

I agree and you have done such a beautiful job of getting those golden fall colors here, Lin. Your perspective is equally nice, my friend. Well done!

Sioux said...

Oh, Lin, this is super. I loved the hay bales...the colors and just right.

Anonymous said...

Lin, this is lovely! I remember seeing bales of hay like this in Germany where I lived until I was eight. Now, they 'shrink wrap' the bales in white plastic, which is not as nice to look at.
Great colour variation in the yellows an golds.

Brenda Y said...

Lin - This REALLY is your best landscape!! This would look fantastic matted and framed. It would also be PERFECT to print onto notecards.

Susan in Italy said...

That sketch is so lovely. It's very autumnal for the hay bales (that to me look like the giant Neapolitan pumpkins)

Teri C said...

Beautiful job Lin. You could this right next to "The Gleaners". Love these rolls.

Anonymous said...

The only thing that is missing is a pumpkin. Very nicelyd one.

Kay Cox said...

Lin, I love your warm harvest colors. And I understand about the lunch disappearing. I live a few blocks from Johnson Space Center and the land surrounding it is mowed about twice a year and baled. I must remember your painting the next time they do it and get out my sketch book.

Tami said...

This is VERY NICE, Lin. Great composition! Beautiful colors!

pedalpower said...

Beautiful painting lin! I can feel the sunshine. Happy Birthday!

Lorraine said...

Oh my goodness, how perfect it looks - so
real. Congratulations! We tried this in our expressionist painting class and I was
miserable at it so painted over it.

Great job and I love the sunny color on the field.
Hugs,
Lorraine

Jana Bouc said...

Warmth, sun, all shine through in this painting...makes me long for a drive in the country.

Terri said...

Oh wow, I have just taken a photo very similar to this during my recent trip away!! I'll have to put it up on my blog so you can see. We must be attracted to the same sorts of things. Duh...what a silly thing to say. OF COURSE we are attracted to the same sorts of things - we knew this already right!!! LOL