Thursday, 23 June 2011

Summer Solstice Hay Field

This one is from a Linnyland out in the fields adventure
on the evening of the summer solstice.
I painted beneath the swooping Swallows,
the chattering Cowbirds and in front
of the Sheep who all offered me the same
unflattering commentary.
"Summer Solstice Hay Field"
oil on wood panel
6 x 8


  1. Hello Linnyland!... This piece certainly exudes the sense of bliss that surrounded the scene and pushed on your sensory buttons!

    I love the twisting and interplay between the various planes of light and colour! The painting almost has a stained glass... or kaleidoscopic feel to it Linny! Very mysterious... and invitingly so!

    Good painting... and Happy Solstice to "You"!
    Warmest regards,

  2. Wow! What a treasure trove of gorgeous and unique work you have! I am thankful to Bruce for sending me your way. I can't wait to visit again. I think I could get lost in these beauties and Bruce is right; whimsy indeed!

  3. I always get a chuckle from your commentary Linny! Lovely pieces you're working on, your work is very inspiring. Dave and i might be visiting his folks in Victoria near the end of Sept. I'd love to see your work and meet you while there if possible. maybe we can arrange something?

  4. Beautiful Linny,

    The swooping swallows reminded me of the swallows at our school house. They sometimes dive bomb us as we cross the field looking for blueberries.

    XO Barbara

  5. Lovely, and more abstract than some. I like the sunlight on the field at the crest of the hill and how it gives the hill even more shape as it rolls down to the field below.
    Tell those sheep to mind their own business...

  6. Great pianting.
    I like the roughness, makes me think of Van Gogh

  7. These last two posts have been fantastic. Great job! I really like the caricature in the work.

  8. Thank-you, Bruce. Happy solstice and summer to you, too!

  9. Hello again, Autumn Leaves, and thank-you!

  10. Thank-you, Sally! I'd love to meet you!! Bring your paint and brushes along and we'll go for a painting adventure, too! (Send me an email when you know your timing...)

  11. Thank-you Barbara. Wild blueberries? Is there anything more tasty?!

  12. Thanks for the giggle, Donald! Thank-you for telling me that it comes across as abstract-ish, the sheep and I were concerned that it might not be seen that way.

  13. I agree with Donald. And, I love the light and the sense of deep shade in this. Really beautiful.

    Hope you're having a wonderful summer!

  14. Thank-you, and yes, Melinda! Wishing you cool breezes...come and rest in the shade...


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