Friday, July 2, 2010

Busy Busy


Above are my students from my Thursday night class and the demo I did during. The lady you see in the photo wearing the white shirt and shorts has taken a few classes and workshops around town and has developed a bit of a moniker. It seems that everyone refers to her as the "brownie lady". I know a couple of her past instructors and the first thing they would ask is,"Has she brought brownies yet?" Well she did Thursday night and believe me it is a well deserved moniker. They were awesome. I had also picked a mess of blackberries on the way to class so my dinner Thursday night was brownies and blackberries. Life of Riley.
These are more haybales I got done this week on the Natchez Trace, 11x14 no less. It has been a good haybale painting season this spring. I have haybale paintings stacked to the roof around here and I am going to have to have a haybale clearance sale. Make me an offer.

And, I have re-posted this painting because after I got out of the heat I could actually take a look at it and add a few things that I didn't in the field because all I could think about was getting back in the vehicle and in some AC. When I say the heat affects my work this is what I mean. My concentration is on getting out of the heat and not the painting I am working on at the time. A recipe for disaster.


7 comments:

Denise R said...

Oh I LOVE your hay bale paintings! I drove past two hay bale fields today (in Arkansas) and all I could think about was how you would paint them! I need to take advantage of your clearance sale! Wish I could've been in the hay bale painting session!

Kevin Menck said...

Thanks Denise. I have to say, I have done a lot of haybale paintings to get to this point and they are still incredibly difficult to paint.

Keith Tilley said...

These are wonderful. I've tried a few myself, but you're right they are difficult. They will be hay-making here soon so maybe I'll have another go.

René PleinAir. said...

Lovely lovely lovely!!

It does seems a little bit that you take your own haybale with you and roll them out int the field, ... hehehe.

Lisa said...

Oh my God, that looked like a beautiful evening to paint! I love those golden sunsets. Geez, I'm really missing out...I would have loved the blackberries, brownies, and sunlight!

Kevin Menck said...

Keith-I expect haybales on your blog very soon. I didn't know there was that much hay farming in Scotland especially as far north as you are.

Rene- I do know of someone who tried to push them around in a field with a Jeep Cherokee to get a "composition" and wound up rolling one through a fence and in to a creek. Had to call the farmer on that one.

Lisa- maybe you will meet the brownie lady in another class at some point. The brownies were awesome. Hate that you missed them.

Lisa Daria said...

Beautiful - you are so lucky to have these amazing fields to paint -