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Painting in a field


There’s an organic market and demonstration garden in the country just outside Haliburton, with beautiful fields all around. A gravel pit was just behind the market garden, and on a weekend, no one was working. The weather was quite unsettled, but the colors of the fields and the trees were spectacular.

I enjoyed capturing the many colored wild flowers and grasses at the edge of the fields. The ochre colored grasses on the hill in the background were what originally caught my attention – when the sun was still shining – so this is called The Yellow Field.

I may do a larger studio painting based on this plein air study — it’s such an expansive view it seems to warrant a bigger canvas.