caralockhartsmith

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Barley Field 1

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June 27, 2015 - Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , ,

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  1. love this with the soft gentle hazy blue background hills! gorgeous viridian fields in the middle ground and glossy golden sunlit highlights. Delightful! The foreground having the detail and textures of the barley so close in detail and darker is Perfect!!! You Paint as well… yes? this would be a sensational subject 🙂 I really love this, Debi

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    Comment by debiriley | June 28, 2015 | Reply

    • The barley is well advanced this year, probably because we had a mild spring, but the last few days have bought toreential downpours and thunder, inbetween very muggy weather, so I hope the crop comes in OK. I do use my photographs as material for paintings, I have been doing some illustration work today. The first draft used the cropfields round here, but now I have transplanted the story to hill-farming country, based on where I used to live in Liddesdale, which is further west on the Borderline.

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      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | July 5, 2015 | Reply

      • I enjoy reading your messages here, about your ‘neighbourhood’ area! great images, descriptions provide a sense of connectedness to the land I’d otherwise miss out on. Thanks Cara 🙂

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        Comment by debiriley | July 7, 2015

      • Thank you, Debi. It makes it very much worth having a blog when I get a really nice comment like yours. I am so glad you like my wordpress site. I enjoy reading comments and also enjoy writing the replies.

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        Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | July 7, 2015

      • you’re welcome! Me too, about getting nice comments LOL.

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        Comment by debiriley | July 9, 2015

  2. Fabulous distance Cara ~

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    Comment by Mary | June 28, 2015 | Reply

    • Thanks, Mary. I do like this view, looking down towards the Tweed and over the farmland beyond. The crops are rotated each year, so the fields are never the same. I like the way barley sways in the wind.

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      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | July 5, 2015 | Reply

      • Just beautiful Cara.

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        Comment by Mary | July 6, 2015

      • Thanks you, Mary. It was a lovely day to be out and about in the Scottish Borders.

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        Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | July 7, 2015


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