Thursday, April 19, 2012

French Farmer



Back a few years, Leslie and I made a trip to Provence on our own and had a most delightful time. We tend to hit that country in the middle of summer because we like to be there while the lavender and sunflowers are blooming. On this particular day though, we had to get up EXTRA early to beat the heat and we ended up encountering the farmer responsible for our inspiration. He was tending his sunflower field and we had to scoot out of his way in order to share the roadway with him and his tractor. I took this photo as he was approaching and have always wanted to paint him, so now I'm offering a figure within the landscape and hope you like him and his red rig.