Friday, November 13, 2009

"In the Heat of Harvest" - The Finish

So here (below) is the finish of my newest harvest painting. This painting has taken a few twists and turns, so I've jumped ahead a bit. I tried putting several children in the foreground with these women, but in the end I opted to take them out all together.
Harvesting in the 1800's was accomplished by the entire community and I had wanted to include everyone, as with my last painting. But I also wanted the focus to be on the figure at the left. Its seems I couldn't have both, so I've decided those kids may have to wait for a future in a separate painting, later on.
The top photo is not very good, but I wanted to show how that transition took place.

...and I just HAD to put Bill (the dog) in somewhere!

This is the finish. I still have a few value and color adjustments to make, but its close.
Its the largest painting I've done to date at 36 x 46". I'm planning on doing another large harvest painting, this time with a horse drawn hay wagon up front.
In the coming days, I'll try to share a few close ups of my favorite details from this painting.

Now, I need to take a few days off...
Whew!!

Happy belated Veteran's Day, everyone.
Please pray for our troops abroad, that they make it home safe to the families who love them.

2 comments:

  1. Your harvest paintings are fabulous!

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  2. It's big and it's beautiful and it's got Bill!!!

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