On painting farm life, Joel writes, “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. The hay farmer looks at the elements with an acute eye, monitors the humidity, the wind, the drainage of the field, and has a sense for tomorrow’s weather. Making hay is not without a certain artistry. 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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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