Sunday, October 3, 2010

7 AM Haystacks by Catherine Stone

We are lucky to have fields in a semi-wild state just across the lane from our home.  The ownwer mows and bales twice a year and in between, it is a wild meadow of chicory, clover, Queen Anne's Lace, and goldenrod.  This year's butterfly population was particularly noticeable.  I am always inspired by the changing colors light and shadows.  I don't think I will need to go anywhere else to paint.  As I have just started plein air painting, this piece, from August, is the first I have to post.  I finished it in the studio with some collaged found papers and hand-painted tissue to enhance the texture and add interest.


  1. looks like a wonderful place to inspire you

  2. This is such a beautiful painting, Cathy. It's creative, and full of light!