Sunday, July 10, 2016

Making Hay

The heat has abated – slightly. Humidity is high, rubbing the edges off the shapes and sounds that come with early morning.

2016 Patricia Scarborough  First Cut  6x9 pastel

The bales are fresh, maybe just a day or two old, still light on their feet and round, not yet weighed down with heat and their own tonnage.


The sun seems to be unwilling to make the effort to lift itself higher so the shadows have stayed long and cool.

This is the first cut. Another will be made in the fall. This field will give me sustenance for many paintings I think.

2 comments:

Cathyann Burgess said...

I love the composition and of course, your colors. Keep cool. We are all feeling the heat, even in the mountains!

Patty said...

Thanks so much for your kind comments Cathyann. Often I think of you when I'm scratching around with my pastels. You're an inspiration!