Evening Turn - Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20"
Shadows fall across the farmer's fields as his evening water turn begins. It will be a long night as he regulates the flow of water to his newly planted crop. This painting was done several years back as a personal piece. I remember taking water turns with my father during my youth. We would take the weir wheel to the canal at the appointed hour and turn our share of water into the ditch. It would then take a little time for the water to go from the headgate to our garden plot. It was sometimes tricky to regulate the flow so that the water didn't flood the crops.The painting was in a few shows off and on and then I'd rehang it in my studio bathroom . Finally last spring I sold it as a result of a joint gallery show I had with my friend David Meikle. Guess it won't be hanging in the bathroom anymore.