On the subject of this painting, Joel writes, “As soon as the snow cleared from the fields and the farmer was mending all his fences, I began painting at Morrill Farm. Our German shepherd puppy, Breughel, came every day with me, playing and rough housing with the dogs that live on the farm. This is the perfect elementary school for a dog, lots of phys ed and socialization…Morrill Farm is one of the few working farms left in Sumner…It is exciting to spend time painting on a working farm, where the seasons and the weather are so important to the life of the farm…Painting on the farm you begin to understand the farmer’s perspectives, his love for the land and the life, and the dedication of his whole family.”
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(top stretcher) Joel Babb. In the Puddle Morrill Farm
Illustrated on page 19 of the Vose Galleries exhibition catalogue
Lyric Suite: An Easel in the Landscape, New Works by Joel Babb, Vose Galleries, Boston, October 9 – November 17, 2012