Saturday, January 10, 2015

A Shady Spot

A right of passage for a prospective bride on a wheat farm is to see if she has the stamina to withstand the rigorous days and nights of harvest.  This scene was during my daughter's first harvest working beside her future husband.  Harvest days are long, hard working, dirty and typically hot.  At lunchtime when you're in the middle of massive wheat fields, you don't run down to the air conditioned corner cafe for a bite to eat...you make due.  A grain truck provides just enough cool shade for a quick lunch with the crew...then it's right back at it until well after dark.

A Shady Spot
9x18, pastel

2 comments:

  1. Hi Cindy, I like your painting - it has special meaning. I know this scene well, here in the middle of the heartland - and some of those days can be brutally hot and dusty.

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  2. I love the bright colors of the truck, and the great texture of the wheat. Beautiful!

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