I’ve lived in Indiana since 1998. This painting really shows a typical view. We are really in the corn belt. I can leave my home and drive about ten or fifteen minutes and I’m right in the middle of the cornfields. In the musical “Oklahoma” by Rogers and Hammerstein there is a song that talks about the corn being as high as an elephant’s eye. I don’t know how tall that is, but I’m 6’5″ and it definitely grows a lot higher than my head!

There is atmospheric perspective in this painting. The corn right in the front is painted large, while the barn and the trees are small. That gives the feeling of depth. Does this painting make your mouth water for some fresh corn on the cob?

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March 28, 2008

Nicole @ 9:26 pm #


I love your comments on this painting. I love Indiana’s corn fields. Thanks for letting us experience the beauty!

March 29, 2008

Christine @ 7:54 am #

This painting makes me happy. I especially like the barn in the background and the one corn stock reaching up a little higher than the other ones.

Jennifer @ 8:42 am #

Great perspective. I think a good artist is able to look at something in a different way than the rest of us, from a different perspective.

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