Wednesday, September 8, 2010
At the Gate
The bottom photograph I took when I was feeling as if I was in heaven. This was on Monday. I started a small oil painting, a quick sketch. Then one of the farm hands drove up in his tractor and opened the gate, to haul feed to the cows in the pasture beyond. I had to move out of his way, and since he left the gate open, my day at this spot was done. The pastel at the top captures my initial feeling about the place. Of course, I have been there many times before, and have always wanted to paint this location with the stream that runs on the other side of the gate. Next time I may be able to stay longer.