I have been driving by this field of wheat every day taking in the sweeping vistas of gold and oranges and telling myself I have to paint this. Yesterday, I drove by and saw the harvest wagons and equipment and realized that the moment was... Now! I pulled in the the farm's driveway and parked alongside the neighboring field. I only had about an hour (if that!) to capture this scene. As I set up, the combine already was moving across the field making it's first impressions in the waving sea of golds. The late afternoon sun was taking us into evening and the light was incredible. With each pass of the combine, the scene changed. Just as the farmers were seizing this moment to harvest, I also, was glad I had not missed this opportunity.
I grew up along the Delaware River in Bucks County, PA. My earliest memories are of drawing outside with my sketchbook and it evolved into plein air painting with watercolors. I love capturing scenes that inspire me - many I find along my everyday travels in and around Bucks County.