The Oat Field, 2011 (Threadpainting)

12 Mar 2011
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5x7" threadpainting, based on a photo I took last summer in Saskatchewan.  : )  Blogged at


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RemnantWorks wrote
on 14 Mar 2011 9:43 PM

Beautiful!  I love the colors and texture.

on 20 Mar 2011 7:31 AM

TERRIFIC use of threads to suggest oat fields. The layering is just terrific. I especially like the few heads of oats that bend to the side or are silhouetted against the sky, which adds to the realism of the piece. What a little gem of intense work in such a small space!

on 20 Mar 2011 8:27 AM

Thank you so much!!  It's going into a show this week.  I'm super excited.  ; )


lesliemcneil wrote
on 9 Jun 2011 8:22 PM

I really like the angle you've chose to give this piece great visual interest and the appeal of lovely texture. Nice!

on 9 Jun 2011 9:09 PM

The FUNNY part is...

I thought it was wheat until a farm friend referred to it as oats.  I felt foolish, and renamed it "The Oat Field".  I have sold this piece, and later thought I really must research my crops.  Turns out... IT'S BARLEY!  Hilarious. 

To my defence, I own a video by a thread painter from the UK, and she kept calling the green barley "young corn".  It wasn't at all.  Young corn looks just like blades of grass. 

pretty funny stories.



~Monika K.

Jeannie EVH wrote
on 10 Jun 2011 2:48 PM

wonderful textue. you really captured the oat heads well.