Tuesday, October 16, 2012
PEANUT HARVEST- Oil, 18 x22
The PEANUT HARVEST was commissioned by Anthony Reed of Thackerville, Ok. My sister, Ruth Allen and I spent the better half of a day following the harvesters around with our cameras. Not only was it fun being out doors, but we ended the day with several, and I use the word in the broadest sense, hundred images.
This was the image selected for the painting depicting this important process each fall. It was fun watching the sea gulls—yes I said sea gulls—rise up into the sky around the machinery and then settle down again to feed on the peanuts. This farm land is close to the Red River—maybe that's why the gulls like to hang out here, plus they get free meals! I liked the gulls so much, I made them my blog banner.