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Jim Updegraff
05-29-2005, 08:54 PM
Here is the start, maybe two hours from plastic off the prefab canvas to this. It is the view out the south windows of the schoolhouse. The ground sloops away across a small paddock and a hay field to a creek and then climbs a ridge to my neighborís farm a little less than a half mile away. The rectangle in the foreground is my wifeís kitchen garden, thus the title.

Oil on canvas, 40" x 30".

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-May-2005/34977-100_0867_2.JPG

LisaArt
05-30-2005, 05:09 AM
Looking great Jim. Love watching your WIPS. Perspective bangon! And a beautiful view this will be :)

Jim Updegraff
06-03-2005, 01:20 AM
Stage two:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jun-2005/34977-100_0877_2.JPG

Anita Murphy
06-03-2005, 04:56 AM
Jim - this reminds me of my mother-in-law's home (she's in Iowa too). I do like the softness you achieve with your palette and style. This is going to be a super painting.

LisaArt
06-03-2005, 05:53 AM
Jim - this reminds me of my mother-in-law's home (she's in Iowa too). I do like the softness you achieve with your palette and style. This is going to be a super painting.

Oh yes, I agree with Anita...Looking awesome!

Jim Updegraff
06-09-2005, 11:40 PM
Stage Three. Iím starting to expect Flopsey, Mopsey and Peter Cottontail to appear.

The scene has changed since this was started. At the beginning the hillside was pretty much grey-brown bean stubble. The corn had been planted right into the stubble using no-till methods. Yesterday we had a good quarter inch of rain and this morning the whole hillside was verdant. The young corn must have grown four inches overnight.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Jun-2005/34977-100_0883_2.JPG

Anita Murphy
06-10-2005, 06:30 AM
Iím starting to expect Flopsey, Mopsey and Peter Cottontail to appearLOL

Jim, this is a super picture.
Isn't it amazing how a drop of rain changes the colour of everything!
This summer when we are in Iowa I have promised myself pictures of the corn - I have a hankering to have a go at a corn picture.

laketrees
06-11-2005, 07:12 AM
Jim, this is a super picture.
Looking awesome!

I agree with Anita!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :clap:and Lisa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :clap:
cheers kim

Jim Updegraff
06-18-2005, 09:30 PM
Not quite done but itís getting there.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jun-2005/34977-100_0901_2.JPG

laketrees
06-19-2005, 12:28 AM
Wonderful detail Jim.....
cheers kim

Anita Murphy
06-20-2005, 09:29 AM
Ditto what Kim said - very very pretty!

Jim Updegraff
06-27-2005, 02:10 PM
A little more work on this thing. The rhubarb patch in the left foreground needs to be brightened a little. The bare field has been transformed from plow ground to the ubiquitous soya bean field. That big expanse of umber just bothered me no end. Now itís gone. The hay field needs to be toned down. Itís way to turquoise as it is.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jun-2005/34977-100_0919_2.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jun-2005/34977-100_0919_3.JPG

Spyderbabe
06-27-2005, 02:37 PM
Hi Jim- the plowing is a big improvement. I thought the hay was a swimming pool ;-)
Watching this painting progress is like watching the seasons go by.

Jim Updegraff
06-30-2005, 10:05 PM
This thing is done or as close to done as not to make any difference. Iíll let it fester here a few days while I think about it and then, if done it is, stick it up in the landscape forum for target practice.

I canít keep up with the changing seasons any more. Since last Friday night we have had some five inches of rain with thunderstorms about every evening. Stuff is growing at a remarkable pace and everything is green and overgrown. Out here in the Upper Mississippi River Valley June and October, the time of growth and the time of full ripe maturity, are the best times.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Jun-2005/34977-100_0921_2.JPG

lmundiclan
08-07-2005, 09:44 PM
Wow I really enjoy this piece, like watching your garden grow. Hey save me some of those tomatoes will ya?
This so far is my favorite of your listings.
But then I'm partial to gardens, living here in arizona where the only thing in my 1/2 acre are cactus and rocks.