- In this Pennsylvania Night Scene Painting,
"Hay Bales Nocturne," an original oil on panel, I was
inspired by the lay of the land east of Pittsburgh where there
was a gap in the distance and the landscape took on a beautiful
rolling tilted shape and form that seemed alive with energy that
tugged everything into its folds in a living wander that felt
as though it was providing a bounty of good that marched on the
ground in a silent voyage only to disappear into a nocturnal
mystery under a July moon. To me the hay bales look like heards
of living beings that travel together in the feilds at night.
Yes, of course I took liberty with this place, but then I was
only trying to convey what it is in this kind of world at night
that I find so beautiful.