Sunday, September 21, 2014

Windrow - Ruth Andre


"Windrow"
6"x6" oil on panel
by Ruth Andre

Windrows are often natural fence lines between properties. They can also be plantings that have been left untouched due to the fact they are in a fence row and the tractor disc cannot reach them. Windrows serve a good purpose sheltering the land from the wind and protecting the valuable topsoil. There is nothing worse than for a farmer to look out and see acres of topsoil skittering away in the wind. I have always thought the soil just moves from one farm to another and another until it finally comes home to rest. The painting today shows the farm fields at season's end. The harvest is finished for another season and the land is waiting for the winter cover crop to be planted. It is a beautiful time of year. A time to be thankful. I have so many memories from living on a farm and enjoying the ebb and flow of the changing seasons. It has been, "A Painting Day".

2 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

SO Pretty!

Theresa Paden said...

I love the simplicity of this scene and the way you have captured it with color and wonderful texture. It is one of my favorites!