daily painting titled Farmyard with hay wagon

Farmyard with hay wagon

18cm x 13cm (7"x5"), oil on gessoed card Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Saturday 3 July, 2010
Posted in Landscape paintings


This is so fantastic! The subject is a little different, and handled with a certain uniquely Julian-esque quality. I love it. The light there right now is as hot and as brilliant as it is right now on Cape Cod.
oh the light! this is spot on!
For the fourth time, we feel in a palpable manner the presence of people. Here Julian, I think you are close to Van Gogh, not by the style of course but by the meanings of your painting. Van Gogh was a societal painter when he described the world of the rural workers and their hard condition. Well, here we can wonder: is this painting a landscape, a still life? none of them exactly. But being the eyewitness of the farmers' labour, you have painted for us your first sociologic "portrait" you share with us. Incidentally, just on the left side and next to the golden haystacks, a magical stained glass of colors, worthy of an enlargement. Unexpected painting! Really.
Hi Julian In upstate NY I followed a wagon loaded with green hay. The smell was wonderful. I did hope, though, that the top layer would not slide off as it would have rolled toward my car; it was not tied down as the bottom layer was. I saw this painting in CT. and I did not imagine that I would have an experience similar to yours. I wish I had photographed the hay wagon going down a narrow, hilly, dirt road. It was a precarious trip for the driver. It amazes me how things happen in similar ways in the world. Your paintings draw us together and remind us of the common experiences we share.