Monday, June 29, 2020

THE LITTLE TRACTOR



11 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, watercolor, 2020
original painting SOLD
giclee print $75

The "little tractor" was owned by my grandfather, who lived in the red-roofed house.  My family lived farther up the sandy road beyond the cornfield and my cousins lived where the tractor is headed.  We all loved the little tractor, and Granddaddy allowed us to use it for getting up corn, and vegetables, or to help him around his farm. The little tractor had a loveable personality, like an old farm dog.  My cousin Gordy and my sister JoAnn are pictured on the tractor and trailer, and Gordy's muddy-footed dog Ginger is running alongside. Ginger has apparently found a way to cool off. The sandy dirt road is hot in the bright sun, but there is promise of cool refreshment in the load of watermelons. Granddaddy also had a "big tractor", which was the subject of one of my earlier paintings, posted June 18, 2018 on this blog.