Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fall Hay - Oxford, NC

Fall Hay - Oxford, NC by linfrye
Fall Hay - Oxford, NC, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

1/8 Sheet
Arches 140#CP

Although I have accentuated the colors of this painting a bit, the view is from one of the farmlands near my home. We're in our second season of hay harvest, and already I am watching the hay cut, rolled and moved under barn eaves. The feel of this hay season is different than the spring cutting - fall hay fields are more muted in color - the yellows more golden than lemon, the shadows more brown, and the surrounding trees of the farms - less green and more orange and brown ... LOVE each of these seasons!

Our trip today was canceled due to rain and tour guide illness -- so we'll reschedule when the weather and our guide are both better.

The trip yesterday was incredible! Lots of history, wonderful plants, awesome stories - and our lunch, catered by a winery, was followed by a taste tasting and mini-tour of the winery -- not on the schedule -- but a delicious surprise!

Hope your day is filled with color!

3 comments:

Joan T said...

Awsomely autumnal!!!

Teri C said...

This is such a beautiful painting Lin.

Lorraine said...

Wow this is gorgeous with color. We've been having 40's and rain for two days but I can't complain after our beautiful weekend.

I just love the vibrancy of the deep oranges in this painting, especially played off against the greens and the hay bales. How you love those bales!!
Hugs,
Lorraine