Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Painting A Tractor
Trying to get back into the rhythm of studio and plein-air painting, I kept thinking of Brian Sweetland, the superb outdoor painter, whose memorial retrospective I saw last year at the Southern Vermont Arts Center. He loved painting farms, and there was an entire wall devoted to small paintings of tractors. So I went out and painted a tractor. Haley Farm at the end of Hopper Road has six working tractors that were all available yesterday afternoon for any painter who happened to come by. The above is an 8x10 oil on panel.