Friday, June 24, 2011

Wheatfields

Wheatfields by Liza Hirst

oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
20 cm x 20 cm / 7,9" x 7,9"
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Driving through central France you come past seemingly endless golden wheatfields, wavering beautifully with the wind. I loved the abstract composition they formed together with the sky, the woods and farms on the horizon.

7 comments:

Pam Holnback said...

I, too, love the abstract quality. I could see a whole series of French wheat fields.

Mark Landes said...

I love the "freeways" in France - all the cars go there and leave the villages alone. Very nice work.

Liza Hirst said...

Pam, that's exactly what I am planning to do! I took a few photos from the car that I am planning to work from.

Liza Hirst said...

Thank you, Mark. Yes, they're good if you want to get somewhere quicker, but it's also fun driving through those french villages sometimes.

m-landes said...

My relatives have thousands of acres of wheat in the Camas Prarie of Northern Idhao. Your painting reminded me of childhood scenes and I found a nice photo on the internet of the Camas Prairie that is a bit like the scene you painted in France.
http://www.eyeofidaho.com/eyecamas.html
(I avoid freeways whenever possible)

Liza Hirst said...

Beautiful indeed! Thanks for sending me the link, m-landes. I have never been to Idaho (I think...?) It's been a long time since I travelled through America.

Barbara M. said...

HI Liza,

This looks like the prairies, or parts of Ontario. Beautiful.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxBarbara