Over the last few years, while travelling in Europe during autumn, I have come to love a few landscape features. Living in a country where hay bales are mostly of plain square shape and stacked up high on top of each other, I am always on the lookout for the round ones when driving through the European countryside.
During our last road trip through Scotland, I took a few reference photos of hay bales for painting.
Aside from the round shape of the hay bales, I also love the shadows they cast, as well as the tracks and grooves in the fields.
After coming back home, I started drawing one of the landscapes from Aberdeenshire featuring hay bales on the fields. Once I was happy with the composition, I got to painting.
I chose oil to paint the landscape.
I love impressionist/post-impressionist style oil painting, Monet and Van Gogh being my favourites. I painted the field in that style using similar small, soft brush strokes, which I find very calming.
I had a marvelous time painting the warm, rich colours of hay bales against the woods and the deep blue sky with floating clouds from one of my favourite places in the world.
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Whilst I am at home, I am taking this opportunity to go on virtual journeys through my travel photos and paintings. Hope you enjoyed them too.
Until next time,
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