Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Last Rays on the Hay

Last Rays on the Hay by linfrye
Last Rays on the Hay, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

Last weekend while Charles and I were walking our park trail, we spotted more hay bales in an adjacent field across from the park. After the walk, we drove down the dirt road to snap some photos of the field, barns and the sun as it set over the bales of hay. I've painted a twilight scene of haybales ... and this time, I kept the painting LIGHT in tone and value to reflect more of the warmth (HEAT!!!) of the day and the 'just beginning' to lower sun. I was undecided as to add darker values to heighten the sun's rays ... but decided to keep it lighter and live with it for a while.

The high temps are unrelenting and we've begun our rain dance again. Fires are still burning in Arizona and prayers continue.

Stay cool today!



Lorraine said...

Nice touch to this one; I do like the difference in lighting. You remind me of the famous painters of old who painted the same scene over and over and over -- painted what they loved -- and it shows in your paintings of the hay bales.

Still scorching here too and of course after all that rain in the spring, we could use some now!!

Glad to see the photos are back up. Tried several times yesterday but photo wasn't available from Flickr.
Big hugs,

Lorraine said...

Whoops; spoke too soon about yesterday's photo. Still not there and I can't even leave a comment although someone else did.
I'm sure it's gorgeous though! Will check Flickr.

Teri C said...

Our fields are full of hay rolls also. Such a pretty painting.