Lone Hay Bale, 6 x 6 inch oil on panel
© 2012 Kathleen Coy
This was painted on location at my friend Leela's place. There was a group of hay bales playing nicely together in the field, but I was drawn to this one sitting alone by the tree line. The one that didn't get picked for the team. Hay bales can be so cruel...
It can be hard to judge values on your canvas in bright sunlight. Ideally, I find a shady spot when I paint outdoors, but that wasn't in the cards this day.