I painted on Wallis Museum pastel paper and stained a mottled umber hue, my aim in the painting was to convey the clean, humid air that one encounters along the coast in the summer months as the marine layer burns off. The other obvious desire was to describe the dramatic terrain. However, it is a little element that provides the final nod of my approval, the rolls of baled hay that dot the fields, like giant game-pieces on a some grand board game.
(Note: some paintings just don’t get an accurate representation in this blog format. This painting is one of them. On this blog the colors appear drained of richness, so I will place the painting among the images on the homepage. There the painting should fare better. On the homepage you will likely have to refresh your browser to scroll through to find Vulcan’s Harvest.)
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