Harvest at Buttwick Farm" oil on canvas
30 x 40" SOLD
Back in 2005 I visited
the Buttwick Family Farm, off hwy 6 to Guelph. I was very sad to hear
the Buttwicks had decided to stop "pick-your-own" farming
for families. This property was ideal for my landscape intentions, with
rolling hills, valleys and lush orchards. Now it seemed my paradise
found had forever been lost. Just my luck.
I did get to photograph most of the existing orchards, before they had
been taken out. That included the pumpkin patch that spanned many acres.
I looked at many of my photos and decided to put this landscape together,
combining five or six photos, to give the impression I felt.
Here I am illustrating the impending clouds, looming over the little
house on the hill and a small shaft of sunlight bouncing off the sparse
hilltop growth. The foreground has the cast shadow from unseen clouds,
closing over fields which will soon be bereft of pumpkins.
It seems a good dedication to what was once a thriving family business,
and wonderful day-trip for surrounding families.
Original painting, oil on canvas: 30 x 40"