Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"Harvest Time"

My cousin suggested to me a wee painting with stooks, wagon, horses, grain elevators, and prairie fields, at harvest time. We are originally from Saskatchewan where all these were a common scene in the early 1900's. This is what i came up with using some old photos, as i had no idea what a stook was until now. Southern Saskatchewan is really quite flat for the most part but i took some creative license just to make it a little interesting. Not that Saskatchewan is not interesting mind you. :) :) There are places where the terrain is varied. Further north you will find lots of lakes, forest and such. It is really a beautiful place and worth exploring if possible. This is watercolor on Arches 300 lb. cold pressed paper. It is 8" X 22".


  1. That's a superb painting!
    I like the color composition, and the way the houses, horses, wagons look small in size against the vastness of the fields.
    I'm sure your cousin is very pleased with the final outcome of your painting work.

  2. Thank you Duta. I am still waiting to hear from her. I hope she likes it. Thanks for your observations. I greatly appreciate it.

  3. Wonderful work, Ross. Love the format, it enhances the feel of the wide open spaces which you've captured so well! xx

  4. Thanks Pat. I was hoping to capture the feel of open spaces. Appreciate your visit as always.