After many years of longing to paint something for the Art in Ag contest, I finally have work ready. Two months ago I developed the concept and composition and this week I started and finished an 18×36 canvas in oil. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.I titled this work “Ella Comtempla la Lluvia que Viene” which translates from “She contemplates the coming rain”.
This woman is the farmer (no, not the guy behind her; he’s her hired hand) and must decide if the raspberries are ready for picking. Will they wait another day? How many hands must she hire to get the job done before the rain ruins them?
I often wonder why books refer to farmers as men and the wives as the farmers’ wives. How many women own farms nowadays? In many cultures, women are in charge of the land and crops. This women has come to America from Mexico to own her own farm. She is successful!