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Hay Bales

Hay Bales

By Hayden Price


Original artwork

Oil on board

Image size: H: 34cm x W: 39cm

Framed size: H: 55.5cm x W: 61cm


This is an example of Hayden's astounding ability to capture an English rural scene, perfectly reflecting the season - in this case, summer harvest time - and packing in so much detail and atmosphere.


As ever, surface texture, aerial perspective and composition are faultless.


We see the wheat field in a state of calm, the bales having been made and tranquillity having returned to the field as it is baked in the sun. The perfect reflection of South Cotswold farming life and the agricultural cycle, as well as clear summer skies and classic views.


    Hayden has lived in Gloucestershire for most of his life and it's the region he paints most.


    The seasons, with their changing light and colours, are his inspiration and his oil work is a detailed reproduction of the atmosphere, light and depth, sometimes to photo-realistic levels. He has an astonishing ability to render natural textures, field crops and other landscape features. Works like this are painted over many months and require brushes of sometimes a single strand.


    Sketching, painting and recording scenes and vistas, Hayden also travels the country and beyond to capture architecture, coast and landscape.


    He has twice been accepted into the Bath Society of Artists exhibition, in the second year winning the public's favourite painting. Self-taught, he has been painting since he was 15.


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