Summer Paintings of Farmers Fields

The weather is fine and a tractor was making the rounds in the field below us yesterday. It was likely the last day for a while because we have entered extreme fire hazard. All day equipment ban in effect Wed. July 26. No spark producing tools. However, I am still inspired to share a few of my summer paintings of farmers’ fields with you, just for fun as we wait for the Terrill Welch Gallery to open on August 4, 2017. No heavy equipment or spark producing tools were used in the making of these paintings or in posting them for your viewing today.

Haying – 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas

Haying time signifies summer and this impressionist style painting holds the desire for coolness in the deep shade of the big tree. This is one of the Deacon Vale Farm fields on Mayne Island in B.C. where I was doing a photo shoot of the harvest and later completed this work in the studio.

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August Fields – 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas

An ever-changing view with eagles and turkey vultures often at eye level as they glide by – fields and hills changing with the season and the passing of each hour. This is the Meadowmist Farm field below us on Mayne Island and it was painted plein air from our outside deck.

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Road to the World – 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas

This painting was completed in two plein air painting sessions on my parents’ farm outside of Vanderhoof  B.C.

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I have painted other summer fields but these are three of my favourites.


Do you have a favourite farmer’s field near you?


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9 thoughts on “Summer Paintings of Farmers Fields

  1. Gorgeous paintings and gorgeous words as always Terrill. I look so forward to your posts.

    Do I have a favorite farmer’s field? Indeed, one here right on our island. The field on the right coming up Ransford’s Hill. I especially love it in daffodil season, although every single day in all the seasons is beautiful. I often pause at the gates and simply gaze taking in all the tiny details of nature.

    • Oh, I know just the field you mean Katherine. I too have stopped there often. It is another spot on our island that frequently has dramatic and changing light. A memorable field for sure!

    • Thank you Larry!…. and “Haying” is a fairly small painting at 14 X 18 inches. If you wanted, I could easily pack it well for delivery to you. Just pop me off an email or use the inquiry option in the online gallery to work out the details.

  2. Terrill, I particularly like the colors in your farmer’s fields paintings. I love driving to Eastern Washington this time of the year to see the hills full of grain and potatoes and other yummy things to eat. The wealth of the soil in bloom; achieved with hard work. Lovely post

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