Monday, May 24, 2010

Oxford Hay and Barn - Lin Frye

Oxford Hay and Barn
Originally uploaded by linfrye
9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

It's haying season and I cannot experience or view enough fields or barns! My dear husband kindly drove me around the countryside the last two weekends as I snapped more and more photos of haybales and barns! LOL

I remember how excited I was when I was in Italy and saw THEIR hay bales - there's something to elemental about rolled straw sitting in tawny fields that thrills me to pieces ... perhaps it's the earthiness of them, the fundamental aspects of farming, countrylife, the need for food and air that we all share - perhaps it's that very basic bits of 'life' that binds us - that seems to tug at my soul year after year. Whatever -- it's THAT time of year again, and I am loving it!

I've taken a day off today to begin preparing for the art festival in a couple of weeks. I've got tons to frame and mat so my painting time is limited.

We've had tremendous thunderstorms everyday this weekend and more continuing through the week. Those farmers who still have standing grass to cut and bale will have to wait until next weekend before they're able to get into their fields.

Take care today!

Lin Frye
North Carolina


  1. Wow Lin very masterful, the softness of the hay the shine on the roof the deep wooded trees, I love it.

  2. These are all lovely paintings. NC is so beautiful - I spent a week there back in the 90s around Havelock/Cherry Point, New Bern, Atlantic Beach. The coastline, the forests ... all very beautiful. Would move out there tomorrow if I could.


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