Here's a painting from over a decade ago that was lots of fun to paint. Colors were introduced randomly to the otherwise golden corn shocks to add visual interest to them.

A friend purchased this because her husband had grown up in a town that manufactured barbed wire. I have vivid childhood memories, too, of climbing over the barbed wire fence behind our house, and I rarely got snagged by it.

Hope many of you in the northern hemisphere are enjoying a beautiful autumn like we are. It's been gloriously colorful with great weather to enhance the colors, very inspiring for an artist.

"Cornival" Transparent Watercolor on 140#HP Arches 14 x 29" COLLECTED


Ginny Stiles said...

We just drove down to FL, stopping to visit with Deb Ward in Harrison and then, through the OH Valley in KY, VA, and WV and the colors were, as you say, WOW. I am beginning to blog about the trip...with a photo of Deb too (she denies it is her!!!). I love the corn and I have tried to paint corn without much success...spending most of my life in s.e. WI which is BIG corn country. I do miss the corn...it's rustly sound this time of year like paper and it's golden glow. It is 86 here in central FL and the color is bright green in a hundred shades (our oranges are hard and green yet). It is also "home". But pumpkins look funny here!

Dawn said...

this is excellent Sandy, love those fall colors.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Okay...brag about the Fall colors where you are...here on the desert we have NOTHING other than 90-degree temps! Seriously, I am envious of your Fall colors, but come January when you are all digging out from snow banks, just think of me here on the desert with 70-degree temps! Enough of that, next week we are going to southeastern AZ and trying to find the yellows of the Cottonwoods to bring about some participation in Fall colors!

Yours are great!

Unknown said...

I have just discovered your blog and I absolutely love your work. I'll be back often.

Sandy Maudlin said...

Hi Ginny. Glad you got to take in a little Hoosier country on your way to Florida. Maybe try the corn on some YUPO???

Thanks, Dawn and Gayle, for your comments. And Susan, I do feel for you out there in that blazing hot southwest. Your travels and photos are lots of fun to look at...especially when the snow flies here in a month or so.