Haying on the farm

Being Friday, I went down to the Danville Green to see if any others wanted to do some drawing. Only one other member of the group turned up and he chose to draw in another location. So I went scouting for a motif and came across a farmer haying his field along the Greenbanks Hollow Road in Danville. It was a beautiful, mostly sunny day. I pulled off onto a tractor road, parked the car and set up with my collapsible stool and drawing materials. I took a few pictures with my iPod touch for later reference if I needed it (as it turned out, I didn’t). I started out directly drawing with my Platinum Carbon Pen (no preliminary pencil drawing) and roughed in the composition. Watercoloring followed and the rest is, as they say, “his story”… Painted in 5″ x 8” Pantelic Aqua Journal with three synthetic brushes, 3/8 in. flat, 3/4 in. flat and #12 round. Completed in about 45 – 50 minutes.

Author: Jeff Gold

I'm a retired musician (oboist) now living in Vermont and exploring various avenues of art, urban sketching, life drawing, block printing and digital abstractions.

7 thoughts on “Haying on the farm”

    1. It definitely was. I was in the shade of some trees and there was hardly any wind, only some black flies. The motif popped out as I came upon it and I had to try to get it down on paper. It had a classic sense of the meaning of “rural”.


    1. Thanks Donna! It was a great way to spend the morning. Talking about making art is one of the things that I hope to include in the blog. I think it’s important for people who don’t make art to understand the process better and for those who do make art to be able to share experiences and methods.


    1. Thanks Honey. I’m delighted that you like my watercolor. I enjoyed seeing your blog and discovering your sunny and gracious personality. I would like to see more artwork by you on the blog. The photos are excellent but showing only two drawings in the gallery does not satisfy this viewer. Please add more if you have them available. 🎨

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      1. Thank you so much friend! I am happy you liked my little waterfall of hobbies 😊
        Surely things aren’t updated, I’ve been busy badly since last some weeks. I’ll do soon! Thank you for the kind words! 😀
        Gallery will be updated within 24 hours! 😊❤✨

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